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Day: December 7, 2018

Four Men Locked Up For Stealing a Hundred Bikes

A gang of four men has been arrested by the Guardia Civil, believed responsible for stealing around 100 bicycles Officers from the Guardia Civil in Torrevieja have arrested four men, three of Moroccan nationality, aged 20,38 and 42, and a fourth, aged 20, of Romanian nationality, who are under suspicion of being involved in the theft of almost a hundred bicycles. A report from the Guardia Civil alleges that the men are involved in a series of crimes, some including robbery with force, as well as thefts, and belonging to a criminal group. In total, it is believed that...

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Virgen del Carmen Cultural Centre Reopens Friday

Now that all safety requirements have been met, Torrevieja’s Virgen del Carmen Cultural Centre will reopen its doors to the public on Friday The mayor of Torrevieja, José Manuel Dolón, has signed the decrees which will allow the reopening of both the training and cultural centres, and the auditorium, at the Virgen del Carmen Cultural Centre in Torrevieja. The centre will be able to reopen on Friday, after being closed down amid safety concerns last month, and will open its doors to the public at 4p.m., resuming its cultural schedule. On November 30, it was necessary to temporarily close...

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More than Twenty People Rescued from Boats off Torrevieja Coast

More than twenty people have been rescued off the coast of Torrevieja, trying to arrive in Spain in small boats The Maritime Rescue Service, supported by the Cruz Roja, have rescued at least 22 people who were travelling in boats off the coast of Torrevieja, intending to reach Spain from Africa. At least 4 of the people rescued are women, plucked from two boats by the Salvamar Mirfak rescue boat, before being transferred to Torrevieja where they will receive humanitarian help from the Cruz Roja. According to the medical staff on the scene, many of those rescued were displaying...

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‘Drugs in Europe: a bold law enforcement response’

On 6 and 7 December, 125 delegates from EU Member States, third parties and 11 international organisations gathered at Europol’s headquarters for the second annual conference of ‘Drugs in Europe: a bold law enforcement response’. The delegates discussed the latest trends in illicit drug trafficking and agreed on bold law enforcement responses to protect the public from the threats posed by illicit drugs. The number of organised crime groups and the supply of illegal drugs are increasing. Around 35% of the 5 000 organised crime groups active in the EU on an international level are involved in the production,...

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Torrevieja Mayor calls for Political Unity

Celebrating the Constitution across Spain on Thursday, there are few places as qualified to talk of political unity as Torrevieja In Thursday’s commemorative events recognising 40 years since the birth of Spain as a constitution, the mayor of Torrevieja, José Manuel Dolón, advocated “working not only to maintain the constitutional consensus, but to expand and improve it.” The head of Torrevieja council stands experienced in supporting unity, as he himself is from a lesser supported group, and stands at the top of a council run through consensus and collaboration, mostly. The politicians were joined in a flag raising ceremony by...

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