Costa Blanca councillor assures “repeat offenders are the exception” as number of State of Alarm figures are revealed

Alfaz del Pi Council has confirmed 188 fines have been issued in the town since State of Alarm began on March 14, all of which were for repeated non-compliance.

COUNCILLOR for Public Safety, Toni Such, said this figure reflects the social reality, but added “these are the exceptions”.

He said: “The limitation of freedom of movement has been, and still is, one of the measures of greatest impact of the state decree. It requires greater police presence in the streets, and neighbours are feeling the proximity of the State Security Forces in these complicated circumstances.”

Increased surveillance in Alfaz del Pi – in particular at accesses to the beach – means there are five Local Police patrols, 15 Civil Protection volunteers, reinforcements from the Guardia Civil and State Security Forces and Corps.

Such made a new call for public responsibility, saying: “We owe it to those who are working in the frontline to adhere to the restrictions.”

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Tara Rippin

Tara Rippin is a reporter for Spain’s largest English-speaking newspaper, Euro Weekly News, and is responsible for the Costa Blanca region.
She has been in journalism for more than 20 years, having worked for local newspapers in the Midlands, UK, before relocating to Spain in 1990.
Since arriving, the mother-of-one has made her home on the Costa Blanca, while spending 18 months at the EWN head office in Fuengirola on the Costa del Sol.
She loves being part of a community that has a wonderful expat and Spanish mix, and strives to bring the latest and most relevant news to EWN’s loyal and valued readers.

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