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FRI PM MAR 15

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Children’s Bodies found near Valencia
The mother of two young children was detained by police yesterday evening after she confessed that her two children were dead and buried on scrubland near her home.
A huge police hunt launched yesterday morning found two bodies after police were called to the home of a couple after a neighbour reported a fight.
The neighbor reported hearing screams and seeing the woman run from the house, half naked with her husband chasing her.
Their children, Amiel aged three-and-a-half and his five-month old baby sister Rachel, were nowhere to be found,
More than 150 officers from different police forces, including divers, sniffer dogs and a helicopter launched a frantic search to find the two young children in Godella near Valencia.… Read all the news

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FRI AM MAR 15

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Search for Children
The Guardia Civil launched a search for two young children yesterday afternoon after they were reported missing in the town of Godella in the Valencia region.
The search was launched when a neighbour called emergency services to report seeing a man with blood on him chasing after his wife.
Police patrol cars went to the property and questioned the couple – who are parents of two young children aged around four and two years old – and took them both into custody.… Read all the news

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THU PM MAR 14

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Remanded In Custody
A British man has been remanded in custody on the Costa del Sol while police investigate his wife’s murder.
Geoffrey Elton, 55, is being investigated over the stabbing of Gloria Tornay at the estranged couple’s villa in Estepona
Police believe the retired businessman tried to kill himself after murdering his 58-year-old wife on Saturday.

Cocaine Shipment
Brazilian police have stopped 1.7 tons of cocaine heading to Spain by ship.
The large quantity of narcotics was allegedly found aboard a vessel at South America’s largest port, Santos.… Read all the news

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THU AM MAR 14

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North Korean Embassy
Spanish intelligence officials have suggested the CIA was involved in a break-in at the North Korean Embassy in Madrid last month where diplomatic staff members were bound and held hostage.
Spanish Press reports yesterday said investigators have identified two of the 10 assailants who broke into the embassy and said they have connections to the CIA – a claim the intelligence agency has denied.
The Interior Ministry said at the time that neither North Korean diplomats nor other government officials had filed a complaint.… Read all the news

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WED PM MAR 13

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Opinion Poll
Support for the PSOE Socialists was seen rising ahead of the April 28 election in a poll of polls published by El Pais late yesterday though the ruling party was expected to fall well short of a majority.
Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez’s party was seen winning 27.3 percent of the vote, up since he announced the snap election on Feb. 15, while the main conservative opposition, the PP saw support drop to 20.0 percent.
far-right party Vox rose sharply to 12.1 percent, while support for Ciudadanos fell to 16.3 percent and Podemos to 13.8.… Read all the news

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WED AM MAR 13

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Aircraft Ban
The European Union and India have banned the Boeing 737 Max from flying over their airspace to ensure passenger safety.
They join a long list of countries in suspending the plane, including the UK.
It comes after an Ethiopian Airlines plane crashed on Sunday, killing all 157 people on board. It was the second fatal accident involving the 737 Max 8 model in less than five months.
US officials say the aircraft are still safe to fly.
However, the US Association of Flight Attendants is now calling for the Federal Aviation Administration “to temporarily ground the 737 Max fleet in the US out of an abundance of caution”.… Read all the news

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TUE PM MAR 12

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Benidorm Death Arrest
A Scottish man has been arrested on suspicion of killing Scottish tourist Jim Clark who was on a stag holiday in Benidorm.
Police arrested a 33-year-old man at Alicante Airport as he tried to board a flight back to Scotland.
He was due to appear in court in the resort this morning.
Jim Clark , from Hawick, died after a fight broke out in a bar on Calle Gerona in the heart of Benidorm’s Little England area just after 3am on Friday night.… Read all the news

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TUE AM MAR 12

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Migrant Activist
Spanish pro-migrant activist Helena Maleno said yesterday that a Moroccan court has dropped human trafficking charges against her
Maleno works for an NGO which alerts naval authorities on migrant boats in distress at sea as they attempt the crossing between Morocco and Spain.
She had been under investigation in Morocco since 2017 for alleged collusion in people traffickers offenses after a similar case in Spain was dismissed.
Her case had seen an outpouring of support from rights groups, politicians and celebrities.… Read all the news

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MON PM MAR 11

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Benidorm Murder
Police have identified the 33-year-old man from Scotland who died after an early morning confrontation in Benidorm on Friday
Jim Clark, from Hawick, was staying in a hotel in the resort.
Officers are attempting to trace two English men in connection with the death.
It is understood Mr Clark had traveled to Spain as part of a stag party.

Activist Charges
Spanish activist Helena Maleno says Moroccan authorities have dropped a case against her that sought human trafficking charges for her calls alerting maritime rescue services to the presence of migrants crossing the Mediterranean.… Read all the news

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MON AM MAR 11

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Benidorm Murder Hunt
Police are hunting two men believed to have been involved in a fight with the 33-year-old Scot tourist who died in Benidorm.
Well-placed sources said detectives are trying to identify the pair, believed to be Brits.
One has been described as wearing a white T-shirt and white trainers.
local reports said the dead man, who had checked into a four-star apart-hotel with friends just hours before he lost his life, had suffered a blow to his head.
The incident happened around 3.15am on Friday in Calle Gerona in the heart of Benidorm’s Little England.… Read all the news