A BRITISH expatriate in Benidorm has allegedly been ordered to take down Union Jack flag bunting at her bar and has been threatened with a fine if she fails to do so.
Tracey Walker, 54, originally from Bradford, claimed Spanish police threatened her with an €800 fine. The penalty was doubled to €1,600 when she refused to take them down, she also claimed.
She said the flag had been on display for almost two years and that she did not understand why she could not keep it up.
“My bar has had British flags outside for almost two years, and all of a sudden it’s not allowed.
“It is a British bar so what harm are some flags doing promoting my business?” Ms Walker said.
Ms Walker claimed she may have been asked to take the flag down due to anti-British sentiments she said had grown following Brexit, according to reports in British media.
“There is not a lot of love lost for British people at the moment,” one of Ms Walker’s customers said.
Ms Walker said she had hired lawyers to help fight the case, with police in Benidorm yet to comment. The case continues.