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.
The mother, who is reportedly in her mid-twenties, confessed that the children were dead and buried near the home.
Local media reported that the family had been squatting in an abandoned house in “deplorable conditions”.
The father, who has been named as a Belgian citizen, also remains in police custody.
The bodies of the children showed “signs of violence” according to local media reports and post-mortems will be carried out to determine the cause of death.
Forty-five migrants died trying to cross the Med including pregnant women .. Morocco reported that at least 21 other migrants were rescued at sea.
Helena Maleno, who runs the Tangiers-based group Walking Borders, said she based her figure on accounts from seven female survivors of the smuggling boat that floundered and took on water on Wednesday.
“Survivors said they had about 13 women on board. Many were pregnant,” Maleno said.
The information was not immediately confirmed by Morocco. A Moroccan official said the Royal Marines rescued at least 21 migrants yesterday, a day after their rubber dinghy floundered. One body was recovered, he said, but he was unaware of the total number of dead.
Spain’s Maritime Rescue Service said it offered Moroccan authorities logistical help for the search and rescue operation.
Spain’s maritime rescue said a plane from the European border and coast guard agency and the Algerian coast guard had also joined in the search.
A Paraglider has died .. The 30-year-victim, of French nationality, became separated from a group in Tenerife.
The remainder of the group landed safely as planned.
The paraglider, in cardio respiratory arrest, was located in a ravine and a rescue helicopter was called in to fly him to Tenerife North Airport and then on onto hospital but staff could only confirm his death.
Car Sales Down
European car sales have fallen for the sixth straight month.
The European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association said this morning that new car registrations in February were down 1 percent from a year earlier.
The Brussels-based association says car sales showed a slight recovery in Germany, France and Britain .. but fell by nearly 9 percent in Spain and by 2.4 percent in Italy.
Sales at Porsche plunged 44 percent and Audi slipped by 7 percent.
Volkswagen Group sales were down by 0.7 percent, though the mass-market VW brand showed a 3.5 percent increase.
French carmakers PSA Peugeot and Renault both bucked the trend with increased group sales, while Italian-American carmaker FCA Group posted a 5 percent decline