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Jalon death accused released

Death caused by an asthma attack, not a kick to the head.

A judge has released the three men accused of murdering a 24-year-old man in Jalon, after a coroner’s report revealed that Alejandro Pavia died of an asthma attack, not from injuries caused in a fight.
The three people arrested for manslaughter during a fight in Jalon of the young man from Villalonga were released on Monday, after spending two months in prison – one of the trio had been detained in a juvenile detention centre due to his age.
The death occurred at the end of March, when Pavia was involved in a violent brawl outside a pub in Jalon. Pavia was punched to the ground and kicked in the head. He died in the road.
A judge in Dénia ruled that, after reading forensic reports, Pavia, from Villalonga, had in fact died from a severe asthma attack. The Judge, Lidia María Paloma Montaño, explained that the autopsy revealed the blows received during the fight could not have caused his death. Additional information gathered concluded that Pavia was in fact suffering from a severe pulmonary disease, and his blood contained alcohol, but no drugs.
Whilst the judicial procedure continues, the judge released the three accused, a Romanian aged 24, a Spaniard aged 19 and a Moroccan boy of 16, as there was no reason to hold them on the charges they were arrested for. They were released without bail. The judge has now summoned the coroners to issue a definitive report on the cause of Pavia’s death.

Jalon fight accused freed


What do with those Nisperos?

Make a Nispero Tarte Tatin!
This is our home recipe, and it’s delicious!

Nispero Tarte


For the pastry:
150g plain flour
100g Butter
25g Caster Sugar
2 Egg Yolks

For the Nisperos:
1kg Nisperos
100g Caster Sugar
40g Butter

Prepare the Nisperos by cutting them in half, and remove the stones and the skins. Keep in sugared water until ready to use.

To make the pastry, rub together the flour and butter until it resembles breadcrumbs. Mix in the sugar. Add the egg yolks, and using a rounded knife, use a cutting motion to mix together until the breadcrumbs start to combine. Dust your hands and work surface with a little flour, and knead into a ball. Wrap in clingfilm and pop in the fridge for 30 minutes.

Heat your oven to 200C or Gas mark 6.

Pop the sugar and butter into a frying pan and mix together until slightly melted. Add the Nisperos, and fry on a low heat for 15 minutes.

Meanwhile, roll out your pastry on a floured surface to 1cm bigger than your frying pan, or a sandwich tin if your frying pan is not ovenproof.

If you cannot see a caramel sauce, turn the heat up on the frying pan, but watch carefully, as the caramel suddenly turns. At this moment, when you see a gloopy sauce, remove from the heat. Immediately cover with the pastry, or if using a sandwich tin, transfer it over.

Cover the Nisperos with the pastry, making sure there are no gaps anywhere.

Pop in the oven for 20 minutes, then reduce the heat to 160C/Gas Mark 3, and cook for a further 10 minutes, or the pastry is golden.

Remove from the oven and gently ease a knife all of the way around the edge of the tart. Place a place upside down on top of the pan or tin, and quickly turn it over, releasing the tart. Tap the pan or tin a few times to make sure it has released.

Lift off the pan or tin and reveal a golden delight. Serve immediately with ice cream.




Second tragedy on N332

A MOTORCYCLIST died on Wednesday night on the N332 when he collided head-on with a car. The accident occurred at around 18:10 between Benissa and Calpe on a sweeping bend.

A witness to the accident who saw the aftermath said that the motorcyclist had no chance of surviving. Guardia Civil, an ambulance and local Police attended the scene, where the man was sadly pronounced deceased.



British woman falls to her death in Benidorm

A 25-year-old British woman has died after falling from her 10th floor holiday apartment in Benidorm.

The tragic event occurred at around 08:00 this morning, as the woman was partying with a group of friends. It seemed she accidentally toppled from her balcony. She died immediately.
The incident occurred in the Payma apartments in Benidorm in Avenida Almería. The police interviewed her friends, but no arrests were made.



Terrorist arrested in Teulada was from Lliber.

AN EGYPTIAN man was arrested in Teulada on Wednesday, accused of involvement with Islamic State. The man, named as Abu Adam Shashaa, aged 46, once lived in close proximity to the Lady Elizabeth School in Lliber. He organised shelter in Spain for other terrorists who had decided to leave Syria and Iraq.
The detainee lives in a villa located on a large urbanisation. It has been cordoned off and is undergoing forensic investigation. The police have not released the whereabouts of the villa due to the nature of the arrest.
According to the Ministry of the Interior, the detainee is accused of integration into the terrorist organization, Daesh (ISIS), extolling terrorism and indoctrination of Jihadist beliefs.
Officials at the General Police Information Office stated that the main task of the detainee was to assist the arrival of terrorists who had decided to leave Syria and Iraq, providing them with places of transit and refuge, mainly in Spain, as well as assisting them with documentation and obtaining funds.
The investigators also stated that the detainee “had taken advantage of his privileged position within the Islamic community in the province of Alicante to spread contents that praise attacks on their victims.”
The Ministry has verified that the suspect had recently brought in a family from Syria, where one of its members had died fighting. They had been moved from the conflict zone to the Turkish border, and subsequently obtained false documentation in order to secretly enter Spain. Those people have now also been detained under an international arrest warrant. In addition, he tried to fraudulently obtain letters of acceptance for two people, formerly police officers, because of their connection with ISIS, with the aim of aiding their entry from Egypt to Spain.
The detainee used social networks as a tool to spread videos, in which terrorist leaders were urged to use violent speeches as a method of brainwashing their followers.
The operation, which is still ongoing, is being carried out under the supervision of the National Court.


New restaurant for Alcalali

Alcalali will soon have another restaurant. The owners of Casa Pinet, located in the centre of Tarbena, are relocating to the village due to disputes with their current town hall. The location will be where the previous Indian restaurant was, and it is expected to open in June or July. As it once appeared on Keith Floyds show ‘Floyd in Spain’, this should be an interesting development! Their menu looks exceptionally cheap, rustic and full of flavour, and has good reviews on TripAdvisor, so watch this space!

Apparently, it’s ‘quirky’!