A 37-year-old British man and suspected paedophile has been arrested in a
Spanish shopping centre by local police acting on an international arrest
Officers from the Spanish national police force arrested the man in the
municipality of San Bartolome de Tirajana, in the south-western Spanish
region of the Canary Island.
A police spokesman told Central European News the man is a British citizen
and his arrest was carried out under a warrant issued by UK authorities over
charges of being involved in the sexual exploitation of minors.
The arrest took place in a popular Yumbo shopping centre in the well known
touristic beach of Playa del Ingles (The Englishman’s Beach) area.
The man was identified by officers who checked that the suspect was the
person requested on the arrest warrant sent by the UK authorities before
leading him away.
He is currently in custody and British authorities have been notified so
that the extradition process can begin. The man has not yet been named.