Coast del Crime: The Spanish criminals on the run who flee to Britain

In a reversal of events in 1970s and 1980s, Spanish criminals are escaping the law by heading to the UK, reports Graham Keeley

Saturday 08 May 2021 19:16
The skyline of London
The skyline of London

Spain has long been infamous as a magnet for British villains to hide out from justice as they enjoy the sunshine on the costas – while keeping one look over their shoulders.

Now, however, it seems the tables have been turned and Spanish criminals are increasingly disappearing among the tapas bars run by their countrymen in Britain.

More Coast del Crime than Costa del Crime.

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