By Jacqueline Fanchini
RESIDENTS and holidaymakers are demanding action after being ‘plagued’ with a deluge of prostitute calling cards and brothel flyers in Puerto Banus and Nueva Andalucia.
Olive Press readers insist something must be done after cars were continually ‘littered’ with the provocative advertisements.
Many are concerned about their children being exposed to blatant sexual imagery.
Paula Silver told the Olive Press: “I only went to the hairdressers by the H10 hotel, in Nueva Andalucia, but when I came out my car had been targeted.
“My kids collected the cards off my side window and dozens on the floor.”
H10 Hotel assistant manager Ricardo Acevedo, confirmed: “It is a problem and our security guards sometimes ask people putting flyers on windshields to stop doing it and remove them.”
An employee at nearby Hairworx, added: “I’ve found flyers on my car but there’s nothing you can really do about it, they’re not going to stop.”
Expat Michael Watson – who also had cards put on his car while parked by El Corte Ingles in Puerto Banus – said: “It’s easy for the police to look into this as the names of the clubs are on the cards.”
In 2008 Malaga province introduced a law against leafleting on car windshields for which fines can reach up to €750.
However, a Marbella Town Hall spokesperson said: “We have not been made aware of this issue. If anyone had done we would have acted.”
She added: “Police will fine anyone they spot doing it.”
However another resident Tom Tomas insists police actually appear to turn a blind eye to the problem.
“I have seen people distributing the flyers in front of the police around the port,” he said. “It needs to be stopped.”