Two local policemen in Estepona arrested for the alleged rape of an 18 year old woman

The 18 year old woman in question apparently invited the two police officers to her house, along with two friends. The officers had been conducting blood alcohol control.

The Court of Estepona has ordered the arrest of two police officers,  allegedly involved in a sexual assault on a woman 18 years old last Saturday. The Local police officers are aged 37 and 38 and are charged with the alleged commission of crimes including sexual assault, threats and prevarication.

On Saturday night the victim, along with two friends, arrived in Estepona to spend a few days of rest after finishing an exam. The vehicle in which they were traveling was stopped by the two officers who asked the person who was driving if he had taken alcohol, to which he responded affirmatively arguing that they were celebrating.

The group of young people, according to his version, maintained a conversation with the agents to try to avoid the fine, to which supposedly they agreed that the police officers could come to the house of the victim to have a drink.

The police appeared in the house uniformed and carrying cocaine, according to the victim. Upon seeing the situation, her friend left the house after having a panic attack and called the Ambulance services and the National Police. Meanwhile the agents stripped the other girl, put the cocaine on her naked body and began to consume it. The male friend who was still in the house asked them to stop but one of the agents took him out of the room. It was at this time, according to the victim, that she was attacked.

According to police sources, when the National Police went to the house the Ambulance services provided medical care to the girl and the protocol of sexual aggression was initiated. Subsequently, the girl was taken to the Costa del Sol Hospital.

The mayor of Estepona, José María García Urbano, commented that once the Town Hall became aware of the arrest warrant of the two local police officers, he immediately ordered the suspension of employment and salary of both. 

New Walkway in Estepona at Punta de la Plata

Estepona Walkway
Estepona Walkway

The New Walkway in Estepona at Punta de la Plata was opened a few weeks ago. A new section of the “Litoral Path” joins two seafront promenades and allows a pedestrian route of more than three kilometers in Estepona.

It is now possible to walk or bike from the port marina to the El Angel park. The new walkway, consisting a long wooden bridge, starting from the area of ​​Punta de la Plata, was made possible by an investment of 245,00€ from the Town Hall.

The Litoral Path has a total of about 23 kilometers in the municipality of Estepona, approximately 15 kilometers has been constructed so far for pedestrians and bicyclists to use. It is envisaged that, within the next few years, all 23 kilometers will have been constructed and joined.


Estepona Town Hall Forced to Compensate for Noise Pollution

The High Court in Andalucia has ordered the Town Hall of Estepona to compensate property owners in the port area for loss of rental income. The owners had sued the Town Hall due to excessive noise produced by bars in Estepona Port. The case was originally brought against the Town Hall, by a group of residents, in 2008. It has taken more the seven years to finally get a decision after the Town Hall rejected the original claim.

Unfortunately, it is not uncommon for the Town Hall to use the fact that, justice is an extremely slow and expensive process in Spain, to try to deter residents from making legitimate claims.

Exhibition of Iberian Ham

For the second year running, fans of Iberian ham, need to get themselves down to Estepona promenade. The exhibition of Iberian ham promises some of the best ham that Spain has to offer.

Exhibition of ham
Exhibition of ham

It is organized by Jose Maria Tellez Popi” a professional ham cutter who is highly respected in the town.

It is expected to have the same success as the previous year with more more than 50 firms, specialising in ham, taking part. More than 4000 people are expected to visit each day.  The exhibition will be held from 12 to 16 August and is open from 20:00 pm to 02:00 am.

Estepona Property Sales on Increase

Property sales are on the increase. A recent report indicates that in the areas of Marbella, Estepona and Benahavis, property sales have increased significantly. With the volume of sales in these three areas, for the whole of 2014, only 0.7% behind that of the 2006 peak. Whereas in other areas of the Costa del Sol sales have remained relatively flat, Marbella, Estepona and Benahavis are increasing. Good news for owners of Estepona property.

Orchid House and Botanical gardens opens in Estepona

The new Orchid House and Botanical gardens opened last weekend in Estepona. It is the largest Orchid House in Europe being over 1000 sq meters in size.

It has three glass domes providing natural light. The largest of the domes is over 30 meters in height.

The plan is to eventually have over 8,000 different species of orchid on display.

The cost for building the Orchid and Botanical gardens was 2.3 million Euros.

The gardens are located close to the end of Calle Terraza. About 200 meters up from Plaza de Huevos (Egg Square).