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A BODY has been found in the mountains above Alhaurin el Grande today (Thursday) during a search for a Brit teenager, Kieran O’Brien, who went missing six days ago

A Guardia Civil police helicopter had been searching the area inland from Spain’s Costa del Sol all day.

Family friend Sandie Ashing told the Euro Weekly News, “Reports that a body has been found on the mountain are true.

“We were praying it wasn't him.”

"But his dad just messaged me and confirmed.

"I have no words."

She added, "As I am sure you can imagine his family and friends are devastated.

"They thank everyone for sharing the posts, and searching in person.

"Thank you to all media who have been very supportive.

"Please give his family and friends time to grieve. RIP Kieran"

 

A SPANISH city is planning to tidy up its image with a raft of measures that could see couples caught 'getting it on' in cars in public spaces slapped with a big fine.

‘Sexual relations or obscene acts inside vehicles in public spaces’ will be prohibited and offenders could be handed fines of up to €3,000.

In addition the council plans to make it illegal to ‘offer or negotiate’ sexual services on the street.

The city council in Lugo in Galicia is also expected to approve new legislation that will prohibit defecation, urination and spitting on the street, especially around monuments. The proposed fines for these offences will range from €750 euros to €1,500.

Regulations will also be introduced so that if a car alarm on a vehicle parked on a public road sounds for more than three minutes it can be towed away by a municipal tow truck.

Measures are also planned to reduce noise pollution problems – particularly between neighbours – in homes where music, shouting, singing or dragging furniture are constantly recorded.

The new proposals will be voted on at the next council meeting.

AN area just inland from Spain’s Costa del Sol has been rocked by an earthquake measuring 4.5 on the Richter scale this afternoon (Thursday).

With its epicentre in the town Gaucin many white villages of the Serrania de Ronda were shaken by a by the large tremor recorded at 1.13pm local time.

The quake which, according to the emergency services,  was also felt in Estepona and Manilva on the Costa del Sol  was recorded at a depth of just 12km.

Speaking from Jimera de Líbar in the Guadiaro Valley British expat Carol Nichols said, “It was really a strong one as the whole house shook and the cupboards opened.

“All the neighbours were in the street.

“What a shock!”

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FAMILY and friends of a 17-year-old British expat who has been missing for six days in the south of Spain are organising a foot search for the teenager at the weekend.

Today (Thursday) a Guardia Civil police helicopter has been up over the mountains near Alhaurin el Grande and will continue searching ‘until necessary.'

Friends of Kieran O’Brien's family are also organising a public ground search on Saturday morning with the meeting place and time still to be finalised.

Kieran hasn’t been seen since the evening of Friday, April 20 between 7 pm and 8 pm, when he vanished in Alhaurin el Grande, Malaga.

Family friend Sandie Ashing said: “Kieran’s family are worried sick about him."

Speaking exclusively to the Euro Weekly News she added: "Kieran was one of my drama students at the Family of Sound.

"He was a well-loved member of the FOS drama group.

"He is popular confident young man, he loves sports.

"He is always willing to offer his own help and has done events for charity over the years."

Kieran is described as of British nationality, 17-years-old, 1.75m (5 ft 9 in), slim build with dark blonde and wavy hair.

He was last seen wearing grey sweat pants, a black hoodie and trainers.

The Asociacion Sosdesaparecidos missing persons group has now circulated Kieran’s details across the whole of Spain.

If you have any information please contact the association on  649 95 29 57.

THE lifeless body of an 86-year-old man has been found following a forest fire in Spain.

Firefighters who tackled the blaze at Yeste, Albacete yesterday afternoon (Wednesday) found the man’s corpse while battling the flames.

It is believed the elderly man had been burning prunings but the fire got out of hand and quickly spread. 

The fire was first reported at 1pm and extinguished at  around 4.30pm.

First reports indicate the man died from smoke inhalation.

SIMON MANLEY, the British Ambassador to Spain, is to be awarded a gold medal today (Thursday) to recognise his work as a ‘great promoter of relations’ between the UK and Spain.

He will be presented with the golden shield by the provincial government of Malaga to mark the ‘Day of the Province’ in a glittering ceremony in Monday.

Fifty-year-old, father of three, Mr Manley became Ambassador to Spain in October 2013.

He joined the Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) in 1990 working his way up through the ranks.

The Diputacion will also recognise the work of other individuals, businesses and charities for their contribution to causes in the province.

A WOMAN has died after being gored while pinned against a barrier at a bullring in southern Spain.

The victim was attending a ‘toros ensogados’ event that has been celebrated since the sixteenth century at Beas de Segura in Jaen, Andalucia.

The bull event is part of the festival of San Marcos and attracts thousands of visitors.

The Barcelona-born victim, who lived in Girona, was rushed to hospital but she died from her injuries.

Police believe the woman was not actively participating in the event but was trying to leave the bullring when the goring happened.

The San Marcos celebrations in the town are designated an event of tourist interest in Andalucia.

FAMILY and friends of a 17-year-old British expat who has been missing for five-days in the south of Spain have issued an urgent appeal for him to get in touch.

Kieran O’Brien hasn’t been seen since the evening of Friday, April 20 between 7 pm and 8 pm in Alhaurin el Grande in the province of Malaga in southern Spain.

Family friend Sandie Ashing said, “Kieran’s family are worried sick about him."

Speaking exclusively to the Euro Weekly News she said, "Kieran was one of my drama students at the Family of Sound.

"We did the Family of Sound group for six years, performing pantomimes and musicals to help benefit the Cudeca charity, Kieran was a member.

"I closed the group three-years-ago when I went to work full-time teaching at a school, but all the members and their families are still like one big extended family, looking out for each other.

Sandie said, "If you see Kieran please ask him to call home.

"And Kieran  - if you see this you are very welcome to contact us.

"You know where we are. We will be happy to help you - but please just let someone know you are OK.”

The Asociacion Sosdesaparecidos missing persons group has now circulated Kieran’s details across the whole of Spain.

Kieran is described of British nationality, 17-years-old, 1.75m (5 ft 9 in), slim build with dark blonde and wavy hair.

He was last seen wearing grey sweat pants, a black hoodie and sports shoes.

If you have any information please contact the Asociacion Sosdesaparecidos on  649 95 29 57.

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FIREFIGHTERS have been called in to recover the remains of a body of a person that died ‘a long time ago’ from below a bridge in southern Spain.

The corpse, in an advanced stage of decomposition, was found by workers who alerted the Guardia Civil police.

They requested the help of the firefighters to recover the body because of the difficult access to the area.

The body was found under the bridge next to the Barranco Plano roundabout which gives access to the A-7 Mediterranean highway and the Torrox Park urbanisation, in Torrox (Malaga).

Initial police investigations suggest it could be the body homeless person which was found covered by blankets.

FIVE unions representing Ryanair cabin crew across Europe have given the Irish low-cost airline a deadline to adopt national employment laws for all their workers or face industrial action during the summer.

Unions from Portugal, Spain (two), Belgium and Italy were present at yesterday’s meeting in Lisbon and their demands include Ryanair respecting national legislation where cabin crew are based and applying the same work conditions for all workers.

In a joint statement the unions said, "If Ryanair fails to comply with these terms, the undersigned unions will initiate all the statutory and legal procedures to call a coordinated industrial action, including the use of strike action, during the summer of 2018."

The unions have given the Irish carrier a June 30 deadline to comply.

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