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Ibiza holiday warning for Brits as locals slam deadly resort after tourist stabbed

BRITS, who are eyeing a holiday in Ibiza, have been warned by locals that the party resort is ‘not a safe place’ after a tourist was stabbed.

It comes as Spanish authorities are desperate to crack down on so-called drunken behavior with strict restrictions like drinking limits.

A Briton has been stabbed to death in the party town of San Antonio. picture in stock

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A Briton has been stabbed to death in the party town of San Antonio. picture in stockPhoto credit: AFP-Getty
Locals claim party resort Ibiza is'not a safe place'

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Locals claim party resort Ibiza is ‘not a safe place’Photo credit: Getty

On Saturday, a Briton was stabbed to death in an early morning attack in San Antonio, one of Ibiza’s liveliest party towns.

Local residents suspect the 32-year-old victim may have been the target of a gang of thieves who were spotted in the resort.

Police confirmed the Brit was stabbed to death around 6am during a scuffle in the Doctor Fleming Avenue area.

The man was treated at the scene before being taken to hospital with a wound to his thigh, according to local press.

The Guardia Civil has launched an investigation and is trying to find the alleged attacker.

In another incident, a German tourist was hospitalized after being stabbed in the face.

The 26-year-old holidaymaker was injured after a confrontation with thieves and required 30 stitches, reports El Diario de Ibiza news agency.

Meanwhile, a local man said he was robbed after going out to eat with family and friends.

He reported being ambushed by a group of men who blocked his path at 4am as they were walking home before stealing his cellphone, sunglasses and wallet.

He tweeted: “They ran away but came back five minutes later and gave me back my wallet when they realized I wasn’t a tourist.

“However, the 35 euros inside were stolen and I didn’t get the phone back.”

Locals have criticized the resort, claiming that Ibiza is “not a safe place when the sun goes down” and that anyone who goes alone is likely to be robbed.

An angry local resident told Periodico de Ibiza: “Wonderful! The season has already started! It’s a shame, but San Antonio is the dumping ground for Ibiza (and the Balearics).”

It comes as holidaymakers looking to have a boozy Spanish holiday will have their plans ruined as popular resorts have limited the number of drinks they can be served.

Brits in Ibiza and Mallorca are now only allowed to drink six drinks a day when staying in all-inclusive resorts.

Tourists in the popular holiday hotspots of Magaluf on Mallorca and some areas of the party island of Ibiza are affected by the regulations.

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Tourists can only enjoy three free drinks with lunch and three with dinner.

Balearic leaders say they want to bolster the image of party resorts known for their intoxication and bad behavior.

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