Deck chair wars turn violent when British tourists “tilt the Spanish mother off the deck chair and push her daughters away because the family took their place by the pool”
- The Spanish family said they are going to press charges against the two Britons who allegedly attacked them.
Two British tourists have been charged with violence at a Canary Islands hotel as Spain’s sunbed war gets even nastier.
A family of vacationers staying at a hotel in Fuerteventura intends to file a police complaint for an attack near the hotel’s pool.
They claim two Britons tipped the 53-year-old mother of two daughters from her sunbed and said she had stolen their spot.
“We were afraid,” said the Spanish family.
The Canarian newspaper Diario de Avisos says that Civil Guard agents went to the unnamed hotel to calm the situation and divide the various parties.
The unnamed Spanish mother, 53, said the two British tourists rudely tipped them outside their sunbed.
Hammock wars have made headlines in recent weeks with reports of tourists reclaiming their hammocks very early in the morning or even late at night, ‘reserving’ them with towels and leaving them empty for hours.
Diario de Avisos assures that the Spanish family experienced a “violent episode” that pushed the “hammock war” to the limit at the Canary hotel.
The events took place on Monday, shortly after lunch. According to the Spaniard, his wife, 53, and his two daughters, 18 and 22, decided to go to the pool while he took a nap.
The woman, who “doesn’t know any English”, sat on an empty sun lounger, and suddenly two British men, aged between 60 and 30, “started swearing at her” and claimed that she was sitting on her sun lounger.
The older Brit allegedly tipped over her hammock, which landed on her foot, her husband says. She was scared and did not understand what was happening, she told Diario de Avisos.
Neither did his daughters who were allegedly pushed. He said that other hotel guests who were in the pool at the time immediately criticized the violent attitude of the two men.
“I went down and two seconds later the Civil Guard arrived, which separated everyone,” he said.
Details were taken from all parties involved.
The family said they refused to stay at the hotel because they were afraid and asked to be transferred to another hotel.
They say they will file an official complaint when they return home to Albacete, on the Spanish mainland.
They will also seek a medical report on the mother, saying that she has suffered ankle and back pain.
The hotel declined to comment to the Spanish newspaper.