WATCH: Riot police deployed in Benidorm’s ‘guiri zone’ as England fans celebrate Sweden match victory

DEPLOYED: The footage was shot in Benidorm’s ‘Little England’

FOOTAGE has surfaced on social media which appears to show several police officers clad in riot gear cordoning off Benidorm’s ‘guiri zone’ yesterday (Saturday).

Onlookers watch on as multiple police cars with lights and sirens on are parked on the Calle Mallorca, a street popular with British tourists.

Officers can be seen patrolling up and down the road, diverting traffic and walking with truncheons and riot shields in hand up the street. At one point an officer can be seen pushing an onlooker away as he attempts to film the scene.

The operation is believed to have been launched in connection with last night’s World Cup game which saw England beat Sweden two nil.

Previous victories saw English football fans take to the area also known as Benidorm’s ‘Little England’, with rowdy behaviour often following.

Riot police were previously deployed after England’s victory against Panama.

The operation also comes as City Council officials called time on drunken behaviour and have announced a raft of new measures aimed at curbing what they see as booze-fuelled incidents.

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    • paul

      08 July 2018 • 18:50

      I lived in Spain, benidorm for 18 years, spanish only want your money, they dont really like english, history should show you that. They always beat the foriegners, usually english in these areas, when they are called in or the council decide to clamp down on drinking, the bouncers usually run out the bars and join the police hitting the crowds with bats and clubs, the same drink and bars the council get loads of taxes from. The same council that is in millions of euros debt. You are fools to keep going and letting them make money out of you, wait til Brexit the Spanish police will go to town on all, they will kill people one day, I have seen the lads get picked off floor with broken jaws and heads from batons.

    • John McLean

      09 July 2018 • 16:35

      As usual the useless drunken idiots with big mouths an no brains


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