Brits fight in the street in Malaga two days after pubs reopen

Expats in Spain have been caught fighting in the street and vomiting outside bars just two days after they reopened.

Violence broke out in the popular Paseo de Pedregalejo strip in the port city of Malaga where restaurants have only just started serving customers again following the coronavirus lockdown in the country.

Footage shows bins and chairs being thrown during the fight with tourists believed to be involved, according to local press. It came just 48 hours into phase one of Malaga’s Covid-19 exit plan.

Police were called just after midnight when the row between two groups escalated outside a bar but those involved fled before officers arrived, Diario Sur reports.

One man who was punched to the ground in the fight told police he did not want to file a complaint or be transferred to hospital.

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Locals claimed the town has been overrun by people enjoying their new found freedom by getting drunk and vomiting or urinating in the streets.

They said alleyways off the Paseo de Pedregalejo have been used as toilets because of restricted access to bar facilities as social distancing continues.

Horrified residents at the UK’s popular coastal resorts have reported similar incidents as Britons enjoy the easing of lockdown by flocking to beauty spots in the warm weather.

One woman whose house backs onto the sands of Brean Down in Somerset reported seeing a man pooing in her garden because public toilets have not yet reopened due to distancing rules.

Elsewhere in Spain, six Britons were arrested after a man was stabbed during a knife fight in a bar near Marbella.

The victim, who was also British, is being treated in intensive care after the fight on Monday, hours after the bar reopened for outdoor drinks.

Opening pubs and restaurants is phase one of Spain’s four-stage recovery plan but rules state only bar terraces can reopen with a limited number of people.

A maximum of 10 can sit at a table, with tables spaced a minimum of two metres apart.

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