Marbella to fine shirtless tourists and keep closer eye on bars in crackdown on boozy Brits

It comes after two drunk Brits hit ten pedestrians with their car after being kicked out of a popular beach party in Puerto Banus

LAST UPDATED: 13 Jun, 2017 @ 10:01
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Marbella, Costa del Sol

MARBELLA town hall is cracking down on tourists who it feels are tarnishing the image of hot spots like Puerto Banus.

Councillors have drawn up plans to regulate behaviour which they consider anti-social and to impose fines on anyone who doesn’t comply.

This includes going shirtless in certain places.

It comes after two drunk Brits hit ten pedestrians with their car after being kicked out of a popular beach party in Puerto Banus.

But Javier Porcuna, councillor for security, has said the crackdown was being planned before the hit-and-run incident.

Porcuna said in a press conference that the local authority had already decided to reinforce police presence in the port.

He said that recent situations ‘will not be tolerated’ in the future.

He also added that bars will be watched more closely, especially those who are considered to be encouraging antisocial behaviour.

“We are not talking about using powers which are beyond our means, but there are licences which are granted at our total discretion, and when looking at those we will analyse in detail whether we are contributing to the improvement of the Puerto Banús product or whether we are taking a step backwards,” he said.

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  1. How did i know this article would be written by this idiotic anti British amateur so called journalist.
    There are lots of other nations far worse than the Brits, The Spanish to start with.

    Please tell me how this idiotic anti British amateur so called journalist even has a job let alone one writing in newspaper aimed at the English……

    Very very poor reporting once again…..time to either sack the idiot or Urge English people not to read the newspaper at all.

  2. I work in Pto. Banus there lots of local and national police everyday the only issue is they are mostly chatting up the shop girls .

  3. When people don’t respect public manners and their behavior is vulgar, rude and offensive to others, of course, the city council will enforce a social code. This is not unlike what responsible adults do with nasty children, ie, take away their privileges till their behavior improves. It is about time that the immigrants from certain areas of northern Europe display decen manners – if they even know them. No, money does not give the tourist ‘special’ privilege.

  4. Why not create a “flea market” on some open land? Where, more or less, street vendors and fake beggars are “tolerated”.
    The UN-attractiveness of Banús:
    1. Half naked people.
    2. Street vendors who interrupt your meal, conversation, pleasant day without any respect.
    3. Fake beggars who, in my opinion, insult the social care system of Spain and doing so, give a bad impression about social care here.
    Especially for point 2 and 3, I do not go to Banús anymore, because when I say something, I get called a racist. Once a restaurant manager(!!!!!) told me, if I don’t like it, to go to Saint Tropez!!! A good tip. I think it might even be cheaper there!

    I know street vendors and beggars can make a lot of money, especially in summer. Create a flea market. It will provide some jobs to keep order there too. And let me enjoy my day in Banús.

    • Bluemoon……you are very ill educated………you need to read more facts….just because an average British person is intellectually more articulate and socially better than you could ever be there is no need to make your silly comments making yourself look even more stupid than you actually are.
      Jealousy is a terrible trait…!!!!

    • Bluemoon……you are very ill educated………you need to read more facts….just because an average British person is intellectually more articulate and socially better than you could ever be there is no need to make your silly comments making yourself look even more stupid than you actually are.
      Jealousy is a terrible trait…!!!!

  5. Brits are a bunch of vulgar eyesores. Probably the worst part is the dont realize how unsightly they are. Brits and beach are totally incompatible

  6. Yes, I have posted the same message twice, sorry for that. I’m not too bright…
    Sadly I have to recognize that we Brits are the worst behaved tourists in the world.
    But even worse than that, we are really vulgar eyesores when we go down to the seaside.
    It is what it is.

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