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Forensic experts in milestone after catching sex abuser because of his hands

Police in Spain have identified a child sex offender by matching his hands to images found in pictures he took of his crimes. They say this is the first time such a technique has been used and represents a major breakthrough in catching criminals and is akin to leaving finger-prints.Full Article

Spanish police arrest three more terrorist suspects

Spanish police have continued their crackdown on terrorist recruitment and promotion with the arrest of three more suspects. They were caught in Badalona and Salou in Spain and Tangier ...Full Article

World champion canoeist hailed a hero

A world canoe champion became a hero for the second time after saving a woman from drowning. Three times world champion in the marathon mode, Óscar Graña rescued the ...Full Article

British man’s death reignites call for more bike safety measures

An 86-year-old British cyclist killed in Mallorca when involved in an accident with a car was named as Bryan Stout, a stalwart bike safety campaigner in the UK. Representatives ...Full Article

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 ...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
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