Danniella Westbrook told she faces FRAUD trial in Spain days after being hauled off a plane and arrested

She was hauled to court yesterday following a night in a Costa del Sol police cell after being arrested over alleged driving offences.

Spanish police confirmed a 44-year-old Brit had been held at Malaga Airport on an outstanding warrant and taken to court on Tuesday morning after a night in a cell.

Court officials said she had been informed would have to stand trial in October for an alleged fraud offence before being released from custody.

No further information on exactly what she is alleged to have done wrong was made available.

But one well-placed Spanish legal source described it as a "minor fraud offence".

The crime she faces trial for is "estafa" in Spanish – which is defined in English as criminal deception, fraud or dishonest dealing.

Danniella was arrested under her married name of Jenkins. She is thought to have been held when her name flagged up on a police database at passport control as she went to board a flight back to the UK late on Monday night.

She is now planning to travel back to the UK next week following her unexpected brush with the law.

She is said to be holed up with friends in the Marbella area.

Her arrest on Monday night came just days after she was arrested in the UK over allegations of “malicious communications and witness intimidation".

Police in Britain have confirmed she is still under investigation.

Her representatives said after the latest arrest: “We can confirm our client Miss Westbrook was arrested by national police at Malaga airport on Monday night and detained for 14 hours in custody before being bailed by the court in Malaga.

“We cannot at this time disclose any more information other than that she has been left feeling very scared. She’s tired and looking forward to returning back to the UK next week.”


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