Police detect more than 200 breaches of emergency rules
Police in Tenerife have been cracking down on the State of Emergency “curfew” rules imposed by the Spanish Government.
Since March 14th when the regulations were imposed, they have dealt with more than 200 breaches, including that of a British woman who hit the headlines when she dived into the swimming pool of a Los Cristianos hotel when police arrived.
Other breaches have included playing sports, opening shops when they should be closed, wandering the streets without proper reason, walking a dog after travelling to a different town, having a soccer kickabout in an open field, sunbathing on the beach and being out and about in public places when this is prohibited.
The State of Emergency laws say you can only go out if travelling to work, if you are going to the bank or chemist, walking the dog (one person), going to the airport to return home or visiting an elderly relative in need.
The security forces are stressing that these rules apply to all citizens and any remaining holidaymakers on the island.