THE notorious Magaluf pub crawl Carnage has been killed off by a tough new anti-lout crackdown.
Carnage owner Paul Smith, 46, said pressure from Mallorcan police and politicians since one of his British revellers was filmed performing a sex act on 24 men had made staging the event impossible.
Londoner Paul said: “Carnage bar crawls are finished in Magaluf. It’s over. We’re not doing any more. We had one big bar crawl for about 200 people but that was the last one. We’ve been scapegoated.
“When people think of Magaluf they think of Carnage – we’ve helped boost the strip. But because we’re the biggest crawl the authorities have picked on us.
“We have had to go to so many meetings and deal with police so often that it just isn’t worth it any more.”
Paul said he had spent nearly £10,000 having his crawl licensed.
But tough new rules imposed from Tuesday banned crawls from having more than 20 people, making them too small to be profitable.
Paul also insisted Magaluf holidaymakers have been badly behaved for the last 35 years but camera phones now make it easy to share videos of sleazy booze-and-sex games with horrified outsiders.
He added: “I’ve apologised for what happened (with the sex video) last year.
“The authorities should be more worried about drug dealers and muggers than us.”
Paul now plans to focus on his own pub Magalluf Rocks and hopes killing off the crawls will boost takings behind the bar.
He spoke after the local Calvia Council vowed to put 36 police officers on the street from Tuesday to impose the anti-lout laws.
Signs stuck to bar terraces warn Brits they are banned from drinking on the street, although some revellers ignored the order.
One girl from Blackpool who refused to be named said: “It’s a good idea. Hopefully it’ll make the place feel less rough.”
But Liverpudlian Tony Timbrell, 37, said: “This will ruin the resort.
“People come to Magaluf to let loose and have fun.
“If you can’t do that then what’s the point in being here?”
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