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Magaluf introduces strict drinking laws

The party hotspot of Majorca, Magaluf, is clamping down on anti-social behaviour caused by “drunk tourists” with a strict new set of laws.

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The new rules see drinking on the streets banned between the hours of 10pm and 8am

Aimed at improving the resort’s reputation, the new rules see drinking on the streets banned between the hours of 10pm and 8am; anyone breaking the new law will a fine of up to £500.

Shops will no longer be permitted to sell alcohol after midnight, and revellers on “pub crawls” will have to wear special uniforms to show that they are part of a group – limited to a maximum of 20 people, with a minimum of two “minders” trained in first aid accompanying them.

Those encouraging anti-social behaviour could face a fine or even arrest, while anyone seen “balconing” – jumping from one balcony into another, or into a hotel pool from height – will be fined around £2,000.

The local authority wants to try and “guarantee the wellbeing and enjoyment of tourists and locals,” by imposing the new rules.

The party destination has come under criticism for putting an additional 36 police officers on the streets on Magaluf to enforce the new laws, with some saying this growth will not have a big enough impact on a street which, on average, accommodates 2,000 holidaymakers.

Sydney, Australia, introduced its own set of tough new drinking laws last year, banning shots and doubles after midnight.

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