The National Police mounted a major search operation last month in El Ejido after the wife of a local businessman received a ransom demand of €50,000 for her husband, only to discover that the message were being sent by the supposed hostage to cover his illicit weekend away from his wife. The woman received the messages from her husband’s phone, demanding immediate payment of the money, and threatening to cut off her husband’s fingers one Continue reading Man faked his own kidnap to avoid a telling off from the wife→
Two men have been jailed for kidnapping a friend in 2012, holding him against his will in a cave and beating him over the matter of a lost Arsenal football shirt. The man was seized from his sisters house where he was carrying out some work by the two men, before being beaten and robbed of everything he had. He was left unconscious and bleeding in the cave. He later dragged himself out, sought medical Continue reading Jailed for kidnapping and beating a friend after he pinched their Arsenal shirt→
A woman’s life was apparently saved last Thursday after a quick thinking pair of local police officers in Almeria city rescued her from what appears to have been a “satanic ritual”. The 44 year old Uruguayan woman had replied to a job advert, meeting a 43 year man from Madrid in a local bar at six pm. He had discussed the job with her, and then invited her back to his “office” to meet his Continue reading Police prevent satanic attack in Almeria city→
A massive police operation in Roquetas del Mar ended with the arrest of a 36 year old man who snatched a six year old boy off the street Thursday night. Dozens of police officers from the Guardia Civil, Judicial Police and Local Police scoured the town along with friends and family members of the small child until he was found. The child was playing in his street in front of his house with some friends Continue reading Paedophile snatches six year old boy off street in Roquetas→
Never a dull moment – it emerges today that ex-President of Valencia football club Juan Soler has been arrested for hiring Eastern European mercenaries to kidnap another ex-President of the same football club, Vicente Soriano. Soriano bought a huge whack of Valencia FC shares off Soler in 2009 for 85 million euros. But when Soler went to cash the cheque, it bounced sky high.
The manhunt for the baby kidnapper in Gergal continues, and police have released a photo of the alledged kidnapper, Jonathan Moya González, a Spanish man who lives in the village. So far, an intensive police hunt has failed to find him or the 16 month old baby he kidnapped, and police have now released his photo in the hope that anyone who sees him will call them at once. He is believed to be hiding in Continue reading Baby kidnapper photo released, manhunt continues→
A 16 month old baby was snatched by a man in Gérgal (a village above Almería city) last Thursday, and police have confirmed that a manhunt is underway in the province to capture the kidnapper and retrieve the baby. It is believed that the man, who although known to the Spanish family had no direct connection to them, took the baby, possibly in exchange for a ransom. Police have refused to identify the man, but Continue reading Manhunt for baby kidnapper underway in province→
A rather long and pointless email turns up in my email today, from a group “affiliated” with the Find Madeline McCann association, calling themselves HTFM. It’s rather long and it’s in Spanish, but it asks questions like “Were you in Praira do Luz at the time of the kidnap?” and “Were you or a relative working in the Ocean Club at the time?”. And the final one, “do you know where Maddie is?” Sorry, but Continue reading “Find Madeline McCann” emails→