British tourist sentenced to pay compensation for wrecking taxi in Magaluf

A BRITISH tourist has been sentenced to pay €2,600 in compensation for wrecking a taxi in Magaluf in September 2018.

The man pleaded guilty to the charges of causing damages and accepted the fine of €720.
He also accepted to pay €1,074 compensation to the owner of the vehicle for the damages caused and for the losses of not being able to work with it, as well as €797 for the car insurance, and €20 for the driver’s clothes that he tore.
He had reportedly taken drugs when he deliberately threw himself at the taxi, in Magaluf, Mallorca, fell to the floor and then jumped on the hood and then onto the roof, jumping on the car and kicking it, causing serious damage.
When the driver tried to stop him, he ripped his t-shirt, according to La Gaceta del Taxi.
The defendant was slightly injured and the taxi’s windshield was totally smashed, although the driver had been able to brake before the man jumped at his vehicle.
Just before that, he had thrown himself at a rubbish container.

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Jennifer Leighfield

Jennifer Leighfield, born in Salisbury, UK; resident in Malaga, Spain since 1989. Degree in Translation and Interpreting in Spanish, French and English from Malaga University (2005), specialising in Crime, Forensic Medicine and Genetics. Published translations include three books by Richard Handscombe. Worked with Euro Weekly News since November 2006. Well-travelled throughout Spain and the rest of the world, fan of Harry Potter and most things ‘geek’.


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