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Lightning strike kills man in front of family

A Spanish town declared three days of mourning after a 57-year-old man was struck dead by lightning in front of his wife and daughter. The freak accident happe-ned in Guadahortuna, Granada when Javier Torres Sánchez stopped his car and got out to see how much damage had been caused during a torrential rainstorm.Full Article

Anti-terrorist raids in Spain spurred by anonymous tip-off

Anti-terrorist police who swooped on more than 30 addresses across Spain have revealed more details of the operation. They believe some of the suspects are linked to the attacks ...Full Article

Driver smuggles 250,000 euros in cushions

A Belgian man tried an unusual way to smuggle nearly 250,000 euros over the border of Spain. He hid the notes inside two cushions which he then placed on ...Full Article

Summer chaos ahead for driving tests?

The National Confederation of Driving Schools has warned of summer chaos due to lack of funding and a deficit in examiners. They say there is currently a one month ...Full Article

Police uncover biggest ever WhatsApp paedophile ring in Europe

Police have arrested 39 paedophiles from across Europe after smashing the biggest international distribution network of child pornography shared through WhatsApp. Seventeen suspects come from Spain, six were arrested ...Full Article

Gang smuggled drugs inside children’s Drácula pop-up Books!

Police have busted two criminal gangs who smuggled drugs into Brazil inside children’s Dracula books. Bags of speed and hashish were hidden amongst the pop-up horror figures and under-neath ...Full Article

Bogus companies defrauded 6m euros worth of benefits

The National Police have arrested 188 people who defrauded almost six million euros from Social Security through a network of fictitious companies. Eleven businesses were found to be bogus, ...Full Article

Fears over avalanche of more false food poisoning claims

Chemists in some parts of Spain are being asked NOT to sell tummy upset remedies to British holidaymakers as bogus food poisoning claims soar through the roof. The scam, ...Full Article

Terrorist threat at busy Spanish train station “was a joke”

A major terrorist scare which prompted fears that a Wesminster-style attack was being planned in Barcelona could have been a joke, police have revealed. A 16-year-old boy has been ...Full Article

Bulgarian police join Spanish officers in 12 ilegal TV raids

Police in Spain say they have dismantled one of Europe’s biggest illegal providers of television channels via the internet. Twelve simultaneous raids were carried out in both Spain and ...Full Article
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