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Going to Magaluf make sure you read this first!

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Back in 2014 Magaluf promised it had cleaned up its reputation. In 2017 we’d simply warn you about heading to Magaluf because nothing has changed.

We spent some time in Magaluf to see if things had really changed. What we saw shocked us and coming from a policing background that takes a lot of doing.

The normalisation of drink was to be expected along with the drugs. You expect a lot of drunken young brits after all your in Magaluf.

However, the ease of access to drugs and brothels was horrendous. Let alone the young vulnerable men being attacked and mugged every night.

Like everywhere there was some fantastic places as soon as you ventured off the strip it was a completely different world and if you are sensible you will have a great time in Magaluf.

Magaluf: Credit Police Hour

Magaluf: Credit Police Hour

You may book with the image of going and partying every night having a great time and being trouble free. Be warned because this is what will make you a victim when you’re drunk and alone. There is a lot of crime happening.

The drunken brits are creating a market for the crime. They are offering money on a plate for very little effort.

Although we witnessed no fighting among the British while in Magaluf there were some awful things happening.

Those who are easily influenced could end up in a coma in hospital. Because the things on offer are very dangerous.

While there we were harassed and followed while simply going for a stroll to the beach.

One day we walked the beach thinking we were safe from the hassle a man appeared out the water with a rubber ring and attempted to invite us to meet him at a location he requested our hotel room number and mobile numbers.

He demanded we never told anyone we had spoken to him on the beach and we would be in trouble if we told the police. Once our conversation had finished he simply walked back into the water in an attempt to make friends with someone else. There would be no other reason for this than to target our hotel rooms.

Once your back walking they streets young British reps wearing hardly anything will attempt to drag you in for a drink at every opportunity. They will even offer you drugs to wake you up in broad daylight and sex for just €5.

Project Bar. Credit: Police Hour

Project Bar. Credit: Police Hour

The Party island hasn’t cracked down on the pub crawls and drinking games. We witnessed groups of up to 100 people on crawls which started at The Project Bar these still included the banned sex games.

One rep even bragged to us that Alan Collinson the guy responsible for the change in Law was living in a mansion and owned Magaluf.com. Despite the national outrage, Collinson is seen as the King of Magaluf.

Vulnerable teenagers are being taken advantage of in their drunken states for profit.

The lucky men are praying on the British first they will sell them overpriced sunglasses later they will be back to offer you drugs known locally as ‘Charley brown’.

Brothels are the next target for drunken men with up to 15 pimps trying to force young lads into the brothels.

Clubs are targeting people challenging them to a drink when they refuse they make them feel weak.

They will often physically grab people they see are drunk and force them into the bars.

Women work the streets in groups of three offering men sex. One woman will offer the sex while the others take your money & phone. If you refuse to hand over your money you will be physically assaulted. We witnessed this happening a number of times. These women will approach drunken men who are wondering the streets alone to get back to their hotel rooms.

After all, we have created a market for these women to make thousands of euros a night.

The local police are there watching as it all happens. They act as if nothing has happened.

We must admit there were some really great places in Magaluf. That if you have responsible teenagers they would be able to go and enjoy Magaluf as it does have one of the most amazing beaches in the world.

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Dangerous prisoner fails to return after attending family funeral

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Police are appealing for help in tracing a Hollesley Bay prisoner who has absconded.

34-year-old Aaron Johnson was reported missing to police at 11.15pm  last night, Friday 17 August,.

Johnson had been granted a special purpose temporary licence to attend a funeral yesterday but failed to return to the prison as arranged. He was last seen in West London.

Johnson is serving a 9 year sentence for robbery, wounding and assault.

He is described as black, 6 feet tall, of medium build, and had a beard. He was wearing a black jacket,  blue jeans, white t-shirt and trainers.

Members of the public are advised not to approach him.

Anyone who believes they may have seen Aaron Johnson or who has any information regarding his whereabouts, is asked to contact Suffolk Police on 101 quoting CAD 480 of 17 August.

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Scott Findlay subjected young mother to harrowing sex attack & punched her while she cradled 6-week-old baby

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A MAN who raped a young mother and repeatedly punched her as she cradled a six-week-old baby in her arms has been jailed.

Scott Findlay subjected his victim to a “prolonged and harrowing” attack in front of her two young children.

Today, at York Crown Court, Judge Simon Hickey sent the 27-year-old, from Ferryhill, in County Durham, to prison for 15 years for offences including rape, assault occasioning actual bodily harm and threats to kill.

The court heard that the victim pleaded with Findlay, who was armed with a kitchen knife, for her children to be prevented from seeing the attack.

Speaking after sentencing, Detective Constable Katrina Meisuria, of Durham Constabulary’s Safeguarding Unit, praised the victim for her courage in giving evidence.

She said: “Scott Findlay subjected his victim to a prolonged, harrowing and violent attack in front of her two young children.

“It took great bravery by the victim to provide evidence at court reliving those events again.

“There is no doubt these crimes have had a life-changing effect on the victim and her children, but the conviction will provide the family with the opportunity to move forward”.

In a statement released through the police, the victim said: “This has been an extremely difficult time for me and my family.

“The incidents occurred only six weeks after the birth of my daughter who was in my arms as Scott Finlay repeatedly punched me about the head and my seven-year-old looked on in terror begging for him to stop hurting his mammy.

“No child should ever have to witness such an attack”.

She added: “My family and I are pleased with the outcome and relieved it is finally over and we can move forward to rebuilding our life”.

After a four-day trial at Durham Crown Court in May, a jury found Findlay guilty of three counts of rape, one count of assault occasioning actual bodily harm and one count of making threats to kill.

He had earlier pleaded guilty to dangerous driving, driving while disqualified and criminal damage.

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Man attacked staff with a traffic cone at petrol station

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Police are appealing for information after a man was assaulted with a traffic cone at a petrol station in Newcastle.

At around 12.05pm on Monday afternoon police received a report that a staff member at the Shell garage on the Great North Road in Gosforth had been assaulted with a traffic cone.

The male offender had filled up a motorcycle with fuel but was challenged by staff when it appeared that he would not pay for the fuel.

He became aggressive and then assaulted the staff member with a traffic cone before fleeing the scene on foot in the direction of The Three Mile Inn.

The victim of the assault was later taken to hospital with a suspected broken nose and cheekbone. It is also believed the motorcycle the offender left at the garage was stolen.

Enquiries into the incident are ongoing and police are now appealing for help from the public to identify the offender.

He is described as wearing all black with a white motorcycle helmet that had the visor down.

Officers also want to speak to any witnesses to the incident as there were a number of people on the garage forecourt who police have still not spoken to.

They are also keen to speak to any motorists who may have dash-cam footage showing the motorcycle in question.

Anyone who knows the man, or witnessed the incident on Monday, is encouraged to contact police on 101 quoting log 423 13/08/18 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

You can also email the OIC on [email protected] or report online at www.northumbria.police.uk/contact.

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