A Spanish court in Mallorca has refused to release on bail a group of Germans who have been in custody for two months, German media reported on Thursday. The detainees, members of the team that came to the local bowling competition, set fire to the fire by throwing cigarette butts from the hotel balcony.
A group of 13 men from German flew to Majorca in May to take part in the bowling competition. Their later fun at the hotel ended extremely unlucky. Throwing cigarette butts from the balcony, they inadvertently set fire to the reed roof above the bar below. The fire was so violent that it damaged not only the bar, but also part of the hotel and adjacent buildings.
The entire group was arrested by the Spanish police and arrested. As German “Bild” informed on Thursday, some of them were released in early June after paying bail. Eight Germans remained in custody, but in their case the Spanish court refused to be released on bail. Despite the fact that the detainees’ families were ready to pay a bail of 500,000. euro.
“Mockery of the judiciary”
As reported by the German “Bild”, judge Antoni Rotger in charge of the case was to call this offer a “mockery of the judiciary”. He also assessed that eight Germans must remain in custody due to the “maximum risk of fleeing” the island.
The detainee’s lawyer, Raban Funk, cited by “Bild”, disagreed with the court’s decision and announced that he would transfer the case to a higher court.
In recent years, the authorities of Majorca have been trying to change the image of the island as a popular destination, especially among tourists looking for high-profile parties with a lot of alcohol. For this reason, on the island, among others the sale of alcohol in supermarkets has been limited, There is also a limit on cruise ships that can arrive at ports.
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