Mallorcan thieves banished from the island on judge's orders

Thieves targeted beaches in Palma Credit: Darkone/Wikimedia commons

Two Mallorcan criminals accused of multiple crimes including a string of thefts from Magaluf beach have been banished from the island by a judge. 
The two men are both alleged to have long criminal records and were arrested by an off-duty police officer when he recognised them in the Plaza del Mercadal in Sineu on Monday.
Judge Antoni Rotger had ordered the men to leave the island before 8 pm on the 28th of July but the two men failed to comply with the judge’s decision and continued to live in Mallorca. The men were also issued with a fine of 5,400 for the alleged crime of breaching a judge’s order. 
The lawyer representing the two men has argued that the measures are totally disproportionate and said that there are other options that could be used in order to prevent them from offending again. 
According to the lawyer, banishment from the island will hinder their personal and family life, and economic and work situation. He adds that the prosecutor has agreed with his reasoning and asks that the suspects be prohibited from being within 200 metres of Magaluf beach. 
Another court date is set for the end of August where the accused men will hear the judges final ruling. 

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