Police step-up patrols after Briton stabbed

ENGLISH ZONE: Not always peaceful at night

A STABBING in Benidorm´s “English zone” has led to an increase in police patrols.

The stabbing took place when two Britons, one a man aged 55 and the other 39,  argued over a woman.

Witnesses later claimed that as tempers raged, the younger man took out a knife and stabbed the other man twice.

He was not seriously wounded, but this – according to some witnesses – was partly because he weighed around 130 kilos, and no vital organs were affected.

After the stabbing Local Police traced the attacker to a nearby bar where he was drinking.

Stabbings and fights are not uncommon in the “English zone” where people frequently go to drink, and where the nights are not as peaceful as during daytime visits.

Complaints of shoplifting and robberies are also fairly common.

Local business-owners have repeatedly called for a greater police presence, and made fresh calls following this latest stabbing. 

As well as patrols being stepped up in the English zone, checks on nearby campsites and the outlying area known as the Huerta, were also increased,  Local Police confirmed.

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