SPAIN BANS BRIT BOOZE HOL BINGES
HOLIDAY Brits are being targeted by a tough new booze crackdown in Spanish resorts.
Lloret de Mar on the Costa Brava has long been a favourite destination for lager loving Britons – but authorities hope the new regulations can bring about an image change.
The promotion of happy hours, two-for-one drinks and other offers will be banned.
And disco-tours – where revellers are taken from bar to bar – will also be prohibited.
Handing out fliers to promote alcoholic raffles or the sale of cheap drinks will be stopped under the new regulations to be brought in by the town council later this year.
Alcoholic drinks will not be sold from 10pm to 8am in shops or supermarkets. And drinks which contain more than 20 per cent alcohol cannot be promoted.
Parents will have legal responsibility for any offences committed by their children.
Other regulations will ban offering sex for sale in the streets or sleeping in cars.
The new regulations come after Spanish cops fired rubber bullets to control 400 rioting youths in August last year. The town has 25 discos, 34 nightclubs and concert venues and 261 bars.
The month before, Andrew Milroy, 15, a British teenager who lived in the town, was stabbed to death.