News articles from the Canary Islands of Tenerife, Lanzarote, Gran Canaria and Fuerteventura
23 people were injured when a
bus overturned last Wednesday in the Pájara district of Fuerteventura.
All the injured, who suffered various fractures, were adults and
were taken to hospital. The
cause of the accident is unknown.
Local Police from La Orotava in the north of Tenerife are now
investigating the case of the tortured dogs, the bodies of which were
found in the La Caldera area last Wednesday.
The College of Veterinary Surgeons of Santa Cruz has remitted a
note in which it states its consternation and indignation over the
amongst the corpses, one dog was found alive and is being attended to by
vets. It is hoped that a home
will eventually be found for
Local Police from Granadilla in the south of Tenerife arrested a
man in the early hours of last Wednesday morning following an argument in
the Plaza. He had been
involved in a violent dispute which he had initiated with staff from a bar
nearby. He had threatened
them and broken various bottles during a Unelco power cut.
A 41 year-old man has been arrested in Santa Cruz and charged with
armed robbery. He had entered
a cake shop and threatened the shop assistant with a knife if she didn´t
give him the contents of the till. He
left her locked in a back room after he had taken the cash and her bag.
She was found later by customers who heard her shouts.
The arrested man had 10 previous detentions for similar offences.
Following the attempt last week to set fire to the famous Drago
tree in Icod de los Vinos in the north of Tenerife, the Ayuntamiento now
plans to install a remote control video camera system to guarantee 24-hour
security for the tree, which only suffered superficial damage.
• Another 53 illegal immigrants, including one woman and 2 under the age of 15, were detained last Wednesday after arriving on the islands of Fuerteventura and Lanzarote in three separate boats. Two of the boats were intercepted at sea, 6 miles off las Salinas del Carmen.
Thursday, 26 June 2003 21:18