Kidnap story didn’t wash

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Kidnap story didn't wash
KIDNAP SCENE: Playa de los Muertos where victim was allegedly attacked Photo credit: Isol

RESPONDING to an emergency 062 call, the Guardia Civil went to the aid of 41-year-old kidnap victim.

He explained that he had managed to escape from three hooded men with foreign accents who abducted him at gunpoint before bundling him into a car. They then drove him to Playa de los Muertos in Carboneras where they threatened and attacked him.

While taking his statement, officers noticed several contradictions and when they questioned him more closely the supposed victim finally admitted that he had invented the kidnap to justify breaking the seal on his boat which had been impounded by the Guardia Civil.

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He now faces charges of falsely reporting a crime.


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Linda Hall
Linda came to Spain to live when she was 24, just over 52 years ago, and her husband is Spanish. She began writing for English-language local newspapers in the mid-1970s and hasn’t stopped since! She leads a Spanish life, which she believes is vital when conveying the news to English-speaking residents, and along the way she produced two editions of Expand Your Spanish, helping English-speakers to enlarge their knowledge of the language. She was excited to be in at the birth of the Euro Weekly News in 1999 and is still passionately writing for the paper 22 years later.

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