Benidorm cracks down on Brits behaving badly
Written by Cool FM 97.4 on May 7, 2018
Benidorm cracks down on badly behaved Brits – as police order tourists to ‘cover up’ and nab base jumpers
The council says it wants to put an end to ‘uncivic behaviour’ that is damaging the image of the resort
BENIDORM is the latest Spanish holiday resort to get tough on anti-social behaviour, with the local council declaring, “We just won’t tolerate it.”
The warning to rowdy tourists who flout the rules comes in the wake of two incidents involving Brits.
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In one, a group of lads walking around “half naked” were ordered to cover up or face a hefty fine and in the second, four Brits were arrested as they prepared to scale one of the highest buildings in Benidorm with the intention of base jumping off the roof.
In theory, they might have to pay a fine of up to €300,000 (£264,000).
Extra police have already been drafted in as the busy summer season begins.
Benidorm’s security councillor Lorenzo Martinez said he personally spoke to the group of British tourists who were walking around public streets with very little clothing on.
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He said: “This type of action cannot be tolerated.”
Police are making their presence more visible by staging early morning beach-front patrols with officers on foot and marked cars.
The council says it wants to put an end to “uncivic behaviour” that is damaging the image of the resort and can even lead to public disorder.
The four Brits caught attempting to make a base jump in Benidorm were arrested early on Saturday morning.
Spanish newspaper Diario de Informacion says police nabbed them as they prepared to parachute off the 33-storey high apartment building “Torre Levante”.
Police said they were taking a video of their exploits with the intention of posting it on the internet. It is understood they had already made several other jumps in the resort, all without permission.