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Benidorm Increase Security

Written by on Jul 6, 2018

Today Benidorm Town Hall sent us the following information regarding increase in the town security after the incident on Thursday morning

Benidorm will increase surveillance cameras and inspections in the area of ​​Rincón de Loix and area known as The British Square

City Hall, National Police and Local Police met to discuss and implement urgent measures, including prohibiting the distribution of advertising on public roads ( stopping props )

Benidorm City Council, the National Police and Local Police have held a meeting today in which they have raised “the first measures to adopt urgently” in the main entertainment area  after the incident registered early morning Thursday. In the meeting chaired by the acting mayor, Ana Pellicer, the Councilor for Citizen Security, Lorenzo Martínez; the Provincial Commissioner of the National Police Corps, Alfonso Cid; the accidental Commissioner of the National Police Force, Luís Mencía; the Chief Inspector of the Judicial Police, Luis Bardón; and the Acting Chief Intendant of the Local Police, Luis Martín Arévalo.

The Councilor for Public Safety has indicated that “although what happened a few days ago is an exceptional event, it damages the image of Benidorm and that is something that we will not allow”.

Hence, in this work meeting have been specified measures “that will be implemented immediately in the coming days,” such as increasing surveillance cameras in the main streets of the area, increase police inspections of establishments and in public road, and prohibit the distribution of advertising aimed at attracting customers. On this last aspect, Martínez explained that “the City Council allowed this activity to bars and clubs in the area, but we have found that police reports reveal that there were people who used to hide themselves in it to carry out criminal activities” and hence “we are to proceed with its eradication. ”

The head of Citizen Security has indicated that “these first measures will be accompanied by others,  awaiting for legal and technical advice and approval ” and that will be addressed at the Local Safety Board next week. In this regard, the council has reported that “the intention is to convene the Local Safety Board for next Tuesday,” although it has qualified that the date and time of this meeting are at the expense of the appointment of the new sub-delegation of the Government. An appointment that, predictably, will take place on Monday, and on which depends the power to convene the Local Security Board, for which the attendance of the person in charge of the Subdelegation is required.


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