Wanted Man Arrested During Covid Border Checks

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Police arrest man wanted under European arrest warrant during Covid check
Torremolinos Police: Officers arrested a wanted man during a Covid search. Image: Facebook/Lifestylelacalademijas

POLICE have arrested a man wanted under a European arrest warrant after he was identified during a Covid border check in Torremolinos.

According to police, officers arrested the 32-year-old French man at a Covid check after finding he was wanted on a European arrest warrant issued by French authorities for crimes against property.

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The arrest took place in Torremolinos during a border check after police found the European arrest warrant had been made by the Court of Lille on September 30, 2020 and was valid until September 30, 2023.

According to the Malaga Provincial Police, the man was arrested and their police report was handed over to the National High Court’s Central Investigating Court.


The news comes after last week an officer from Marbella’s Local Police was injured when a man accused of breaking the town’s Covid curfew allegedly set his dog on him.

The police officer has now been placed on leave after reportedly being bitten in one hand and on one knee after the dog attack in San Pedro de Alcantara, Marbella, when he questioned a young Irish man thought to be breaking Covid rules.


The agent’s colleague was also injured after the suspect reportedly punched him in the face in the altercation.

The incident took part at around 3.30am in the Lindavista urbanisation when a plainclothes police unit patrolling the area stopped the young suspect on the street and asked him to identify himself.

According to media reports, the man, who only spoke English, said he was not carrying any ID and said his house was on the same street so he could go and get it.

At his house he is said to have set a dog on the officers, leaving one with bite injuries.


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