Class-A drugs, blades and cheap alcohol are just some of the hazards facing thousands of young Brits escaping to the Spanish island this summer, many of whom will be just fresh out of sixth form.
Spanish police chiefs have warned against a rising tide of violent crime that includes stabbings, 24-hour access to prostitutes and a litany of bogus traders operating on the island’s strips.
It was only yesterday that a young lad in his 20s was cut open by a screwdriver. The man, whose name is not yet known, was stabbed in the ribs in the Punta Ballena area of the island.
He is lucky to be alive after the tool narrowly missed his heart and lungs and is now recovering in Son Espouses hospital, north of Parma.
A 22-year-old was nicked at the scene and has appeared in a Palma court.
Magaluf has become so rough that even door staff at nightclubs don’t take any chances by making sure they wear a stab vest at all times while on shift.
And now Spanish cops have issued a major warning to Brit revellers printing their holiday tee-shirts, packing their suitcases and checking-in for flights.
A police source, who didn’t want to be named, said: “Stabbing has become a problem here in recent years there is no doubt about it.
“Parents need to warn their youngsters before they get on the plane to be sensible.”
“Stabbing has become a problem here in recent years there is no doubt about it”
Spanish police source
Chillingly, he added: “Soon we will have an influx of French-Algerians and they never mix with the English, they always fight but they do so with knives.
“They do not mix. We would warn people to be careful. It is a problem.
“We wear stab vests as standard, but so do the bouncers. It is just sensible these days.”
Bar crawls taking place throughout the Spanish resort give rowdy Brits ample opportunity to fill their boots with cheap spirits, increasing the risk of brawls and seedy acts.
A recent report revealed that revellers punched the heads off each other after nights on the tiles, with some vomiting in the streets.
Some even solicited the services of prostitutes who led them down dark alleyways and side streets before performing sex acts on them.
Banned and dangerous drugs are freely available for young Brits to get their mitts on, while blaggers flog counterfeit sunglasses up and down area.