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Prison sentence for child abuser

Prison sentence for child abuser

Euro Weekly News Nov 18, 2017 Costa Blanca South

A MAN has been sentenced to two-and-a half-years in prison for child abuse. Murcia’s provincial court, based in Cartagena, passed sentence on the man for a series of abuses that occurred over a couple of years when he took advantage of being alone with a young boy. The case goes back to...

Police smash animal trafficking network in the Balearics

Police smash animal trafficking network in the Balearics

Euro Weekly News Nov 18, 2017 Mallorca

POLICE have raided zoos and bird centres across the Balearic islands, rescuing 23 birds of prey from illegal animal trafficking. Eight arrests were made on Mallorca, Menorca and Ibiza, including the presidents of three falconry associations. Operation Pihuelas also saw a monkey rescued by Guardia Civil officers. Two Bonelli’s eagles and a peregrine...

Spain's government challenges 'bloodless bullfighting' law

Spain's government challenges 'bloodless bullfighting' law

Euro Weekly News Nov 18, 2017 Mallorca

THE Spanish government will launch an appeal against the bloodless bullfighting law that took effect in Mallorca this summer. Madrid has announced its intention to appeal certain sections of the law, which expressly forbids the killing of bulls. It is unclear which sections of the law the central government is unhappy with...

Belgium delays extradition hearing of ex-Catalan leaders

Belgium delays extradition hearing of ex-Catalan leaders

Karl Smallman Nov 18, 2017 World News

A COURT  in Brussels has delayed the extradition arguments of ex-Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont and four former ministers until December. This would allow Puigdemont to run his party’s campaign for the regional elections on December 21 from Belgium. He can run in the election unless he is convicted. After the first court session...

Wage bill for policing Cataluña crisis hits €220 million

Wage bill for policing Cataluña crisis hits €220 million

Karl Smallman Nov 18, 2017 Spain

SPAIN’S national government has estimated that the payroll bill for National Police and Guardia Civil officers deployed to Cataluña is in the region of €220million.  Other expenses such as accommodation, food and equipment would need to be added for the estimated 6,000 officers who were assigned to the region after the...

Thousands of archaeological items recovered by police in Spain

Thousands of archaeological items recovered by police in Spain

Karl Smallman Nov 18, 2017 Spain

POLICE officers in Spain who raided the home of a married couple have discovered a hoard of several thousands of archaeological pieces. At the property in San Fernando, Cadiz, Guardia Civil agents found coins from the Roman to the medieval period, buttons, keys, beads, thimbles, rings, bullets and numerous pottery vessels. The...

'Mid-air' collision between plane and helicopter in UK

'Mid-air' collision between plane and helicopter in UK

Karl Smallman Nov 17, 2017 UK

THAMES VALLEY POLICE have confirmed an 'air accident' near Aylesbury in Buckinghamshire. Reports suggest a collision between a plane and helicopter. A statement released by the force said, "Thames Valley Police is currently at the scene of an air accident near the village of Waddesdon near Aylesbury. "The force is coordinating the...

Belgium seeks prison details from Spain ahead of ex-Cataluña leader’s extradition hearing

Belgium seeks prison details from Spain ahead of ex-Cataluña leader’s extradition hearing

Karl Smallman Nov 17, 2017 World News

SPAIN has sent a Belgian prosecutor details of the jail conditions former Cataluña leader, Carles Puigdemont,  and four ex-ministers would be held under if they are extradited from exile in Brussels to Madrid. An international arrest warrant was issued by Spain alledging offences of rebellion, sedition and embezzlement. The Interior Ministry confirmed that...

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