Eight British tourists arrested after violent brawl at Majorca beach club

Police with the group of male tourists
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Eight Brits on a stag do have been arrested following a mass brawl at a restaurant in Majorca. The fight reportedly kicked off around 7.30pm on Wednesday at the beach club eatery, Balneario Illetas.

Calvia Council stated this morning: "A mass fight at the Balneario Illetas restaurant on Wednesday has led to the arrest of eight English men aged around 30."

A waiter was injured after being struck in the head and two coppers were also hurt, with their medical evaluation pending. The incident occurred when a group of English tourists, who were on a stag do, had travelled to Illetas from Palma, as some of them were staying at a local hotel.

A member of the restaurant staff confronted them about their antisocial behaviour when they began littering and chucking cans of lager into the sea, as well as disturbing other customers and beachgoers. The group, who appeared to be heavily intoxicated, responded with extreme violence, attacking staff and clashing with the police.

Two off-duty Civil Guards were the first to intervene. In total, a Civil Guard patrol and six local Calvia Town Hall-employed police were mobilised, reports the Mirror.

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Police sources said they had rarely witnessed such a violent reaction from detainees who confronted the officers and attempted to escape when they realised they were cornered, saying: "The eight people arrested have been held in police cells overnight. Seven restaurant customers and sunbathers have already pressed charges against the violent tourists."

Calvia's deputy mayor Esperanza Catala, after visiting the eatery to express her support, stated: "It's regrettable incidents like this, despite being infrequent, have occurred in our municipality. But let no-one be mistaken, we are going to be inflexible with this sort of people that we don't want in Calvia and we are not going to let them get away with anything.

"We are not going to allow anyone to come here that puts the security of our municipality at risk and damages our image. They need to take note and go somewhere else if they don't know how to behave."

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