CRAWL OVER!

Daily Star - - News - EX­CLU­SIVE by JIMMY McCLOSKEY in Ma­galuf and FELIC­ITY CROSS [email protected]­lystar.co.uk

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?”

LADS MAD: Fool­ing around in the street while, top, po­lice get tough last night

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