“Enough is enough” – Benidorm clampdown after week of incidents

FLASHPOINT: Calm by day in Calle Mallorca; but at night... FLASHPOINT: Calm by day in Calle Mallorca; but at night... © Google Maps

IN the aftermath of a violent week in what is known as the ‘English zone’ of Benidorm, that has witnessed shootings and a local comedian ending up in an induced coma fighting for his life, the local council and the police have acted immediately.  According to a report in the Spanish media, they have said that “enough is enough”.

In addition to installing more CCTV cameras in the zone of Calle Mallorca that should be completed within the next two weeks, there will be a permanent police presence in the area to act as a deterrent to the criminals – especially alleged drug dealers – and the general excesses of anti-social behaviour by the tourists in the area.

A meeting is being held today (Friday July 6) between the Benidorm City Council and the National Police to formally address the issue. 

However, one immediate change to the law has seen the withdrawal of the permissions for those people that roam the streets close to the pubs and clubs on ‘public relations’ and encourage passers-by to visit their venues...a number of which are suspected by the authorities as promoting the sale and use of drugs to tourists. 

Pubs could face fines of up to €1,200 for breaking the ban.

Comments (2)

  1. Philip Coxill

It is welcoming to see the authorities are not blaming the tourists but looking at their own problems however certain tourists need to look at their behaviour which at times is totally unacceptable

 
  1. Susan stewart

We first came to Benidorm 22 years ago for a holiday. for the next 15 years we came on holiday 2 a year and enjoyed the area. the English area was always a bit rough.for the past six years we have lived in south east Spain and have still...

We first came to Benidorm 22 years ago for a holiday. for the next 15 years we came on holiday 2 a year and enjoyed the area. the English area was always a bit rough.for the past six years we have lived in south east Spain and have still travelled to Benidorm for weekends away.the last couple of years the English area has gone down hill. Drunken stag parties walking around taking drugs insulting English and Spanish alike. Being abusive to all.
It's about time police took control in anyway possible without them getting hurt as you can not get better than Spanish police these people get off the aeroplane and think they can do everything they want to and its not so thank you

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