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A policewoman on holiday in Torremolinos shops a man wanted in Holland

The Dutch officer alerted the National Police in the Costa del Sol resort to the presence of the 24-year-old, wanted in connection with a stabbing incident in Haarlem

JUAN CANO / ÁLVARO FRÍAS

A Dutch police officer who was enjoying a holiday in Torremolinos spotted man at the same establishment she was staying, who she recognised was wanted by authorities in her home country.

Her telephone tip-off to the National Police in the Costa del Sol town led directly to the arrest of the 24-year-old man who was being sought under a European arrest warrant following a stabbing incident in Holland.

Several police patrols went to the premises and verified that the individual was wanted as the alleged attacker in a stabbing that occurred in the Dutch town of Haarlem in June of this year.

The young man was arrested and is awaiting a court appearance in Torremolinos.