28 May, 2019 @ 14:00
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Benidorm set to BAN boozy Brits in crackdown on drunken behaviour

BENIDORM is set to ban boozy Brits as authorities begin a crackdown on drunken behaviour.

A blacklist will reportedly be handed out to bars, restaurants and hotels in the Costa Blanca resort to help identify and turf out hooligans.

BROKEN IN BENIDORM: The Costa Blanca resort is a hotspot for Brits on summer holidays, stag dos and hen nights

The list will show the name, nationality and passport number of known troublemakers.

Benidorm entertainer Gary Beddow Brown told the Daily Star: “It’s a good idea. Some tourists leave their brains at home and think they can get away with anything while abroad.

“Why should local businesses be out of pocket for damage caused by people with no regard for others?”

The move comes after popular boozer Tiki Beach Bar was shut down in September last year following noise complaints from nearby residents.

CLOSED: Tiki Beach Bar before it was closed down in 2018

The closure came after a lengthy court battle against the bar on Benidorm’s levante beach.

The Costa Blanca resort is notorious for drunken behaviour – just last weekend a group of Benidorm-bound lads were spotted guzzling Heineken through a beer bong onboard a Ryanair flight.


Last year, Brits on a stag do also offered a homeless man £90 to tattoo his face.

Tomek Matuszewski’s had stag Jamie Blake’s name and the beginning of his address ‘North Shields NE28’ inked onto his forehead.

Matuszewski said he was ‘drunk’ and couldn’t remember anything.

HUMILIATING: Last year Brits on a stag do paid a homeless man £90 to get his face tattooed

Brits are the largest group of foreign tourists to Benidorm, which was made even more famous by the hit ITV comedy series of the same name.

A similar blacklist scheme is already running in the resorts of Magaluf and Palma Nova on Balearic island Majorca.

Joshua Parfitt

Joshua James Parfitt is the Costa Blanca correspondent for the Olive Press. He holds a gold-standard NCTJ in multimedia journalism from the award-winning News Associates in Twickenham. His work has been published in the Sunday Times, Esquire, the Mail on Sunday, the Daily Mail, the Sun, the Sun on Sunday, the Mirror, among others. He has appeared on BBC Breakfast to discuss devastating flooding in Spain, as well as making appearances on BBC and LBC radio stations.

Contact me now: joshua@theolivepress.es or call +44 07960046259. Twitter: @jjparfitt

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