SPAIN BANS BRIT BOOZE HOL BINGES

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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.

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