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Illegal traps snatched

ADMINISTRATIVE actions have been launched by the Environmental Department against the owner of 10 illegal bird traps found in a stream in the Sierra de Filabres, the regional government has reported. The traps were confiscated following a surveillance operation last week when the environmental officers were informed of the presence…

Guardia Civil discover an agreement between a couple and a young woman to sell baby

OFFICERS of the Guardia Civil have arrested three people, a young woman from Arcos de la Frontera, Cadiz, and a couple from Vicar, Almeria, who have been accused of agreeing that the couple would buy a baby from the young woman for €10,000. The investigation began when the officers were…

Moving against violence in Huercal-Overa

HUERCAL-OVERA is honouring November 25, International Day Against Violence Against Women, with a week of activities for locals of all ages. Events kicked off on Monday at local secondary schools, where three days of activities were held aimed to raise awareness and educate youngsters in an aim to eliminating violence…

Officers save the day after paraglider plunge

GUARDIA Civil officers came to the rescue last week when a 62-year-old man who was paragliding lost control, plunged into the sea and was unable to get out. The officers, from the provincial maritime service, were carrying out maintenance tasks when they noticed a group of paragliders and saw that…

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Brit teacher arrested in Spain over alleged affair with underage student

A BRITISH teacher has been arrested and sacked over allegations that he was conducting an illegal affair with a teenage student at a private school in Almeria. Carlo Troiano stands accused of sexually abusing the 15-year-old and faces the prospect of six years in prison under Spanish law. The affair…

Student missing after attacking teacher

THE authorities have yet to find a student who attacked a teacher at Almeria City’s Galileo secondary school in Pescaderia district last week before disappearing. Members of the school community reported that the second year student punched his French teacher in the face after insulting and trying to embarrass her…

Street fighting hoods

VIOLENCE engulfed the city centre of Almeria over the weekend with four arrests, five assaults and one stabbing. The mayhem unfolded during the early hours of Saturday morning November 19 in two separate stanzas, the first in the Marques de Heredia square and the second on Avenida Federico Garcia Lorca.…

Beach death mystery

The death of a British woman on Mojacar’s Indalo beach is being investigated by the Spanish authorities. Lyn Davies’ body was found by a walker at around 10am on Saturday November 12. They immediately called the emergency services and Local Police, the Guardia Civil and medics were soon at the…

All aboard for naval training exercise

MORE than 3,000 military personnel are currently participating in the Spanish Navy’s biggest amphibious training exercise, known as Gruflex 61. It started on November 14 and will continue until November 25, and is taking place in the waters of Cadiz, Almeria, and the Balearic Islands. The exercise incorporates various kinds…

Fuel filchers foiled

A GUARDIA CIVIL investigation in Olula del Rio has led to the arrest of two men who are accused of stealing large quantities of diesel fuel after a break-and-enter-style robbery on an industrial unit. The raid took place on Rambla La Tonta, in the municipality of Fines, where the gang…

Fowl play as poultry-rustler defeathered in Pulpi

A MAN from Pulpi has been given a two-year jail sentence and a fine for stealing 158 birds from farms in the area between April 18 and May 8 this year. Almeria’s number five criminal court found the defendant guilty of theft of chickens, hens, pigeons, turkeys, peacocks and other…

‘Oversights’ lead to suspension

A CIVIL servant at Zurgena Town Hall has been found guilty of corrupt practice for having produced technical reports in favour of building of 94 homes on land in Las Cabreras where construction was not permitted. The sentence from Almeria’s number four criminal court comes after the Provincial Courts partly…

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