COPS in Magaluf are warning tourists they are at risk of being attacked after a British man was stabbed in the chest with a screwdriver.
The tourist, who is in his early 20s, was enjoying a night out in the Spanish party resort when he was stabbed in the in the Punta Ballena area.
Cops say he was lucky to have survived as the screwdriver narrowly missed his heart and lungs.
He is currently in Son Espases hospital, where he is said to be in a stable condition.
The Brit is said to have been stabbed the main strip of bars and clubs which are packed every night.
A 22-year-old Spanish man was arrested at the scene and is due to appear in court in the capital of Palma this morning.
Now tourists are being warned they are risk of being attacked by violent criminals.
A police source, who asked not to be named, told The Mirror: “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.”
Alarmingly, 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.”
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Last month four Brits were stabbed in Magaluf after reportedly having their phones and wallets swiped on the famous party strip.
A local report claims the victims told police they believed the Brit knifeman had stolen their phones and wallets along with two African street sellers he was working with.
The area has been plagued by “mafia” gangs reportedly targeting up to 100 boozed-up Brits a night with “bearhug” robberies.
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