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A South Tyneside man has drowned in Spain - the third Briton to die off the Spanish coast in less than a week.
It is understood that 48-year-old Carl Dunlop, who worked as a bus driver, got into difficulties in the sea at the resort of Salou, south of Barcelona.
His death comes just days after two women from Birmingham were swept out to sea while on holiday in Lloret de Mar, a popular resort on the Costa Brava.
A spokesman for the Foreign Office said: "We can confirm the death of a British national in Salou, Spain, on 6th of October. We are providing support to the family at this difficult time."
The hunt is being stepped up for a County Durham man named as one of Britain's most wanted after he apparently narrowly escaped capture.
Officers thought Brian Thexton had skipped the country for Spain, but they're now convinced he's back in the UK.
Gregg Easteal reports.
The hunt's being stepped up for a County Durham man named as one of Britain's most wanted criminals.
Officers say Brian Thexton has been spotted in the North of England.
Gregg Easteal reports.
A County Durham man named as one of the country's most wanted, may have been sighted in Lancashire.
Brian Thexton, 37, is wanted by the National Crime Agency. He is accused of being involved in robberies and is awaiting trial for conspiracy to supply cocaine.
He was thought to have been in Spain. But a man believed to be Thexton was stopped by police in Lancaster on Friday, November 15.
Officers say the man escaped by speeding off. The public are being warned not to approach him.
Keith Turner, 60, from Northumberland, was released on licence in 1993 after serving 20 years in jail for the manslaughter of his mother and sister at their home in Cramlington.
He got a job working for a charity in Slough in 1998, but two years later was arrested on suspicion of issuing himself four cheques worth a total of £10,000. He failed to appear in court to face charges.
Brian Thexton, 37, from Durham, is accused of being involved in robberies where a gang would tie up homeowners and force them to give up alarm codes and safe combinations.
In one the gang impersonated police officers to dupe the victims into opening the door, before brandishing a pick axe handle and a baseball bat.
He is also awaiting trial for conspiracy to supply cocaine, over claims that he was the middleman in the sale of half a kilo of the drug, and had admitted conspiring to steal cars and machinery.
Criminals thinking of fleeing to Spain's Costa Del Crime are being warned that Spain is "not a safe haven." The warning comes as British and Spanish authorities issue a joint list of the UK's most wanted criminals thought to be on the run in Spain. Hank Cole from the NCA said:
Spain is not a safe haven. Fifty three fugitives have been caught since Captura was launched, and many more linked to other operations.
The most important thing though is the power of this campaign to harness the eyes and ears of the public, both here and in Spain.