Sean Campbell

Sean Campbell

ALEX Green, who was found severely injured on a Magaluf stag party, may have fallen from a building site.

The British father-of-one was left in a serious condition after being found on a street with severe injuries.

Just six hours into his stag party, Alex disappeared from his group after visiting the toilet.

The Rochdale fireman ended up being admitted to hospital and placed in an induced coma having suffered a broken nose and cheek bone, fractures to his eye sockets, a collapsed lung and bleeding on the brain.

Spanish media report that police have ruled out an assault as the cause of Alex's injuries and are now investigating the theory that he fell from the site of the former Jamaica Hotel as his head and facial injuries are believed to be consistent with an impact from a blunt object such as a wooden support.

The hotel in Calle Blanc has remained closed for years following numerous cases of aluminosis (a lung disease caused by exposure to aluminium dust) and is being converted into a new hotel and shopping centre.

Locals living near the building site, where the hotel is undergoing renovation works, claimed to have heard people encouraging him to enter the area.

A night watchman for the site has been questioned but told police he saw nothing and that nobody was in the restricted area when colleagues alerted him to the incident.

Attempts by police to discover the exact location Alex fell from have not yet proved successful.

SPANISH snow has arrived in September.

A red hot summer has given way to a milder yet still-warm autumn but as holidaymakers continue to flood the Costas in search of sun and sand, those in the north have seen rain and snow.

The Pyrenees and Cantabrian mountains have proved a peculiar sight as they were dyed white in September, much earlier than normal.

Ski resorts in the highest peaks of the Pyrenees have been covered in blankets of snow.

Plummeting temperatures have meant that many areas in northern Spain have not risen above 20 degrees Celsius during the day and remained below 10 during the night.

The cause is due to a recent mass of cold air but temperatures are expected to return to normal over the coming days.

DNA evidence has lead police to a murder suspect after 13 years of investigations.

Occurring in 2004, so-called crime of the churrero saw an elderly couple killed during a burglary at their Chiclana de la Frontera home in Cadiz.

The severity of the violence caused instant death to the man and serious injuries to the woman, who died several months later as a result of the brutal robbery.

Four people have been arrested and are believed to have belonged to an international criminal organisation of Eastern-European origin that has operated for more than 15 years in several European countries, specialising in robberies.

The group consisted of roughly 30 people with violent backgrounds and criminal records across a number of European countries who, at the time, had been operating in Spanish provinces, using fake identities to cross borders.

One of the members reportedly had 13 different identities in Spain.

Investigators travelled to France and Austria to arrest two of the suspects as part of Operation Algorithm.

A small blood trail was left on a wall which a burglar had climbed during a recent robbery which has enabled police to link it forensically to the mid-noughties murder, placing the accused at the scene of the attack.

ALEX GREEN is fighting for his life after being found unconscious in a street with serious head injuries during his Magaluf stag party.

The 26-year-old fireman who lives in Rochdale, Greater Manchester, was just six hours into his trip when he was found.

Father to a two-year-old boy, Zach, Alex suffered a broken nose and cheek bone, fractures to his eye sockets, a collapsed lung and bleeding on the brain.

He has been placed in an induced coma due to the severity of his injuries and has undergone surgery.

His fiancée, Rebecca Thorpe, told British media that she flew out to be with him, she said:

“We just can't stop crying, we just want to get him home. It's just so out of the ordinary. He is such a good person, so hard working and a devoted dad.”

Alex was in a group of 25 which included friends and family who had become worried when he went to the toilet but did not return.

How Alex sustained the injuries is still unknown. His friend, Scott Cash, described how he found out about the incident, he said:

“I got a phone call from Alex's phone, and it was someone else telling me we needed to go to him.

“When we found him he was unconscious and his face was a mess with significant injuries.

“No one has got a clue what has happened to him.”

Friends have set up a Just Giving page to help cover the cost of his medical care.

The page states that the insurance company refused to pay out due to there being alcohol in his system.

The fundraising page for Alex can be found at justgiving.com/crowdfunding/ant-unzueta

CHET SANDHU made his mark in the crime world by smuggling the largest haul of black market steroids in Spanish history at the time, worth almost €1 million.

Gurchettan Sandhu, from Hartlepool in England, was arrested at gunpoint at Alicante airport in 1999 and went on to become one of the most infamous names of the criminal underworld at Fontcalent prison.

The Alicante jail is home to terrorists, murderers and rapists.

It was among such company that Sandhu rose through the ranks of the shady hierarchy and became a big name behind bars, acting as a loan shark, taking part in knife fights and acting as a bodyguard for the vulnerable.

He served two-and-a-half-years, of the four-and-a-half-year sentence dealt to him, in the Spanish jail for trafficking steroids into the country from Pakistan and India. 

Following his eventual release he then went on to be caught with a quarter of a kilogram of cocaine in Newcastle, and was jailed for six-and-a-half years for conspiracy to supply a class A drug, also pleading guilty to living off the earnings of prostitution and blackmailing a prostitute.

After serving four years in Durham and Wealstun prisons he was released in 2007.

In this warts-and-all publication, Sandhu recalls his beginnings as a bouncer in Newcastle where he began to dabble in steroid use, eventually trafficking the products from Karachi, Pakistan where he forged alliances with corrupt police and used British tourists as drug mules.

From King of Karachi to Lockdown in the Costa del Crime: Meet the International Smuggler Who Dominated Europe's Worst Prison

Sandhu says in the book that it is a story he never wanted to write down but friends on Facebook had enjoyed his stories so much that they suggested he write a book.

He warns early on that “this book will offend some people, those I know and others who I have never met. 

“I'm not bothered. This is my story and if anyone has a problem with it they should come and see me. I'm not hard to find.”

A WOMAN dislocated her shoulder as she fell into the Guadalmedina river in the Costa del Sol.

Marbella Fire Department rescued the 40-year-old from the Guadalmedina river in the popular tourist area of Charca de las Mozas, Benahavis.

Following an emergency 112 call, they attended the scene and found the woman in the river.

She was attached to a stretcher and hoisted to safety by members of the fire department whilst they awaited the arrival of an ambulance.

DRIVERS stuck in a Marbella traffic jam started a game of bat and ball to help pass the time.

A long line of stationary traffic in Cabopino bored two girls so much that they got out of their car and played a game of ping pong amongst the other motionless vehicles.

The video has attracted a number of hits on social media with many comments praising their entertaining innovation.

MORE than 8000 cannabis plants have been seized as Guardia Civil arrest nine Spanish men on the Costa de la Luz.

Operation Libreros began when police were informed of a large greenhouse in a secluded area within the small town of the same name, in Cadiz where the cultivation and drying out of the plants took place.

The area had been rented out for the growing of flowers and vegetables but was instead full of marijuana plants between 1.5 and 2.5 metres in height.

Entry to the greenhouse had been made difficult and efforts had been made to hide its contents from public view with windows and gaps covered by metal plates.

Following initial investigations, police suspicions were confirmed as they recorded a strong smell of weed in the area and proceeded to raid the building.

The thousands of plants had been well cared-for with lighting, ventilation and humidity equipment in place.

Preparation paraphernalia was also discovered such as mesh trays for the drying of buds, shredders as well as weighing and packaging equipment.

Two vehicles and all of the plants were seized as well as two vehicles.

All nine men have been imprisoned without bail following an initial court appearance.

THE first batch of seatbelt cameras have now been installed in Malaga as part of an ongoing road safety campaign across Spain.

A total of 227 will be installed across Spain with 18 of them in Malaga province.

Not wearing a seat belt is the second most common cause of death on the road, higher than drink-driving with speeding being the number one cause according to the Directorate General of Traffic (DGT).

It has confirmed that short trips are the ones cause the most risk such as school runs and reiterated that youngsters smaller than 135cm must travel in the back in a special seat .

During the first two months of their operation, drivers will only receive a warning letter but after this, penalties will be introduced.

Campaign days are regularly carried out by Guardia Civil to improve road safety, these include roadside checks as well as additional speed cameras and helicopters.

A GRIEVING grandmother claims herf €4,150 holiday was ruined when she saw dead bodies being wheeled into a morgue from the window of her four-star hotel room in Torremolinos.

Jackie Colbert and her husband had been looking forward to spectacular views of blue skies and Spanish landscape from their room in the Club Hotel Riu in Torremolinos but instead were forced to endure shocking views as workers carried bodies to the local hospital morgue.

Mrs Colbert, 60, told British media that she found the experience very harrowing having recently lost her brother-in-law, claiming the grim sights caused her to experience flashbacks.

As well as fresh bodies being taken to the morgue, she also witnessed funeral directors collecting the cadavers from the Maritimo Cita Previa hospital.

The Glaswegian grandmother-of-two said that she was forced to put towels across the windows to obscure the view but was still haunted by the rattling trollies each night.

She claimed that she would have been less shocked had issue been highlighted when she made the booking and sees the view as a lack of respect both for those who have passed away and for hotel residents.

A spokesperson for Thomson expressed their dismay at her experience and claimed that they were in direct contact with the client and the resort team in a bid to solve the issue but had been unable to offer a suitable resolution as Mrs Colbert did not bring it to their attention while on the holiday.

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