Magaluf arrests DOUBLE this year amid crackdown on Brits’ drunken debauchery and public sex

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POLICE in holiday hotspot Magaluf say arrests have doubled in just one year.

Hundreds of thousands of Brits visit the Majorcan party resort every year – but some have drawn the ire of locals following misbehaviour and boozing.

 Hundreds of thousands of Brits visit the Majorcan party resort every year - but some have drawn the ire of locals following misbehaviour and boozing

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Hundreds of thousands of Brits visit the Majorcan party resort every year – but some have drawn the ire of locals following misbehaviour and boozing

It has led tourism chiefs to once again call for a ban on alcohol in all-inclusive hotels, happy hours, free bars and two-for-one offers to help curb “uncivic tourism”.

Yet police believe they are winning the war against drunken behaviour and serious crime after doubling the number of arrests during this holiday season compared to last summer.

Local Calvia council says the government must play its part by putting more restrictions on hotels and bars, along the same lines as the regulations on smoking.

The call comes after local police announced their collaboration with the Civil Guard would continue, with new plans already being made for 2018.

 It has led tourism chiefs to once again call for a ban on alcohol in all-inclusive hotels, happy hours, free bars and two-for-one offers

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It has led tourism chiefs to once again call for a ban on alcohol in all-inclusive hotels, happy hours, free bars and two-for-one offers

A meeting of the local security board confirmed there had been a 22 per cent decrease in serious crime violations against people, with twice as many arrests.

A council spokesman said: “[There is] concern over the increase in under-18s who come from Palma to Magaluf attracted by the offers of alcohol and by the organised networks that exploit women as prostitutes during the high season.

“Both security forces intend to increase their co-ordination and in October will begin preparations for the 2018 tourist season.

 Police say arrests have doubled in just one year. Here, some tourists enjoy the resort's notorious nightlife

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Police say arrests have doubled in just one year. Here, some tourists enjoy the resort’s notorious nightlife

“The police and the Civil Guard have shown their willingness to resolve the problems generated in Punta Ballena during the months of increased tourist occupation through increased collaboration.”

In August, Calvia council closed down six establishments which were being used for prostitution under the cover of bar and coffee shop licences.

Other regulations in a raft of “civic tourism” measures, such as hiding alcohol from the street view, no drinking in the road and limited hours, are also said to be working against “the tourism of excesses and drunkenness.”

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