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A BRITISH man was shot dead by police on the Costa del Sol yesterday
afternoon after he allegedly

opened fire on them when they went to arrest him.

Officers had gone to arrest the man at an aparthotel in Estepona when
he allegedly pulled a gun on


The officers had gone there following an incident earlier in the day
in which a man, allegedly

carrying a weapon, fled the scene of a car accident in Puerto Banus.

Police said in a statement, “The officers were subjected to several
shots, forcing them to use their

weapon to repel the aggression in defence of their physical integrity
and that of third parties.”

Sources suggest the man had a history of drug trafficking and
possession of weapons.

AN URGENT appeal for information has gone out to holidaymakers on the
Costa Blanca after a

young boy was found lying motionless at the bottom of a resort swimming pool.

The eight-year-old was reportedly pulled from the pool at the Magic
Robin Hood by two

holidaymakers on Sunday.

He is now fighting for his life in the intensive care unit of a
hospital in Alicante.

Spain’s King Felipe yesterday presided over the opening ceremony of
the country’s Legal Year,

which starts with a focus set on the Catalan independence trial,
expected to be held in the autumn.

Judiciary proceedings were also expected to center on the conservative
PP leader, Pablo Casado,

and whether the Supreme Court will take charge of an investigation
into a master’s degree which

he claims to have completed.


The current minister for health yesterday held a press conference to
publicly refute allegations that

she received favored treatment during her graduate studies at a
university steeped in scandal due

to her position as a member of Parliament at the time.

Carmen Montón said that the Master’s Degree she earned in 2011 at the
King Juan Carlos University

had followed the proper procedures .. the institution was involved in
two earlier high-profile cases

of politicians effortlessly receiving degrees in an irregular fashion.

Players will have the final say on plans to play Girona’s ‘home’ match
against Barcelona in Miami,

according to the Spanish players’ union (AFE).

Girona are working with La Liga and Barcelona over the match, which is
due to take place on 27


La Liga has agreed to play one game a season in the US as part of a
15-year deal with media

company Relevent.

The union has requested a report on the plans, which will then be
shared with players.