By Cathy Elelman • 24 April 2020 • 20:11
FOUND OUT: Guardia surprised the village Mayor hanging out with friends, press reported
CREDIT: Ajuntament de Vilafranca de Bonany Facebook
THE Mayor of a Mallorca village has been hit with a €3,000 fine for blatantly breaking the state of alarm lockdown restrictions.
Guardia Civil surprised the head of Vilafranca de Bonany council at a country house which is not his home boozing with a couple of mates, according to Spanish press.
A patrol reportedly came across Monserrat Rossello at the property on the outskirts of Vilafranca after several local residents reported there were a number of people partying in clear violation of the rules on isolation. It was also reported that the Mayor initially tried to hide from officers, but was eventually identified.
Prompt payment of the fine means he would only have to pay half.
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Cathy Elelman is the local writer for the Costa de Almeria edition of the Euro Weekly News.
Based in Mojacar for the last 21 years, Cathy is very much part of the local community and is always well and truly up on all the latest news and events going on in this region of Spain.
Her top goals are to do the best job she can informing the local English-speaking community, visitors to the area and the wider world about about the news in Almeria, to learn something new every day, and to embrace very new challenge this fast-changing world brings her way.
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