‘Ludicrous’ fine


EIGHT people between the ages of 20 and 30, have been fined for playing the board game Ludo after midnight in a square in Malaga.

The eight ‘offenders’ were each fined €101, when the police found them playing the board game and drinking nonalcoholic drinks in an area where consuming beverages is apparently prohibited.

The group of friends, who normally get together at 11pm every night, met last Wednesday to play the board game in the square.


They were stopped three hours later by the Local Police who said they had received complaints about the noise.

They were also denounced for drinking non-alcoholic drinks in an area where beverage consumption is not allowed.

The group of friends who all live near to the square, have known each other since they were children, and have habitually met for more than 15 years at the same corner of the square.

Conchi Toro, 29, explained that they were not expecting to be fined and that the police told them: “It is not possible to consume drinks in the area and they had received complaints from residents about the noise from the dice hitting the board.” She remarked that she was carrying two bottles of water and one can of coke, all empty.

Toro went on to say: “The police started filling out the papers for us to sign and we were all speechless.

We weren’t even yelling, we were just talking.” The group, three of whom are currently unemployed will appeal the fines.


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