By Isha Sesay • 24 November 2019 • 20:39
SQUATTERS: Up to 60 people are believed to be living inside the former restaurant. Credit: A. Sepulveda.
THE Council of Campos have revealed that up to 60 people are squatting inside what was once the Can Andreu Cos restaurant in Mallorca, Spain.
In recent months, residents of the municipality have raised concerns about the number of people who have moved into the premises, who are described to be families of North African descent.
The site covers an area of 1,500m2, with the council suspecting that those living inside the property have undertaken extensive labours to obtain running water and an electricity supply.
We at Euro Weekly News understand that the Social Services have also been called to the site on several occasions after children were spotted at the premises during times when they should be at school.
While the Council claims to dealing with the issue, residents believe that some of the squatters are ‘creating many problems’ in the area, and there are few who fear that the site ‘will become the next Son Banya’, a neighbourhood in Palma de Mallorca which is well-known for its high percentage of crime.
Mayor Francisca Porquer acknowledges that, in accordance with current law, the Council has their “hands tied” when it comes to finding a permanent solution for the problem, stating that “if it was down to us, the situation would be fixed.”
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