A SERIES of arrests have been made after fights broke out over the new smoking ban.
Police have reported a number of incidents around Andalucia including a stabbing in Albolote in Granada and an assault on two officers in Vélez Málaga.
The clash in Albolote came after a waitress repeatedly asked a man to put out his cigarette.
Three customers stepped in to help her and a fight broke out that left one of them with an injured hand and the other needing stitches in his thigh.
While in Vélez Málaga, police officers asked a group in a bar to stop smoking or go outside to finish their cigarettes.
When one of the group refused, the officers attempted to arrest him but his two friends stepped in and started a punch-up that led to all three being arrested.