BRITS travelling to Benidorm are being told to arm themselves with “mace-like” anti-attack sprays to fight off violent muggers.
The Spanish holiday spot is attracting criminal gangs who pose as prostitutes while targeting drunk revellers from the UK at night.
One Facebook page which offers advice to Benidorm tourists pointed travellers to a three-pack of the spray for £22.99 that stains the skin of an assailant for up to seven days.
Available on Amazon, the spray’s makers claims it is a legal aerosol which does not contain pepper spray or tear gas.
The Facebook page’s moderator said: “Had to share this….Good deterrent for these Thieving Scumbags.”
According to the manufacturers, the spray is “one of the best-selling self-defence products in Great Britain.
They continue: “Easy to use, easy to carry and gives peace of mind
“Small, pocket sized and easily fits in bags or pockets
“Press to release and spray a red gel onto the attackers face, giving you vital seconds to escape and call the police.”
The spray is said to dye the “assailants face and clothes for days” and gives the “impressions of Mace” while offering time to escape.
It also helps police identify the criminal, the makers claim.
The page shared the story of Brit tourist Alex Ayland, 20, who was robbed of £400 on by two women during his first night in the Spanish resort.
Member Joanne said: “I’m booked for September been going every year twice a year but this is the last time it’s getting worse violence and robbers everywhere you turn.”
Geraldine added: “After what’s been going on I won’t go there again either my son wanted to go for his 21st Birthday next year have talked him out of it and going to Tenerife instead which is much safer.”
And another said: “That’s why we have stopped going to this lovely resort. It is not a nice place to go to now.”
In April, Spanish cops in the resort were said to be cracking down on aggressive pickpockets who prey on drunk Brits by posing as prostitutes.
The women team-up at busy crossroads in the Spanish resort and target men as they stagger back to their hotels at the end of boozy nights out.
Some of the late-night thieves are even MEN dressed up as female sex workers to take advantage of legless holidaymakers.
Footage taken from a hotel balcony and posted on a Facebook page dedicated to Benidorm shows one woman repeatedly grabbing an English holidaymaker who appears unsteady on his feet.
She tries to put her hands into the pockets of his shorts and then pushes him around the corner and backs him into a wall as he shouts for a friend called Steve.
He eventually untangles himself from his relentless pursuer and she is filmed returning to her beat on the main road.
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Last month, The Sun revealed that Brits in Benidorm are being targeted by gangs who spike their drinks and then rob them once they’ve passed out.
The warning came after one tourist woke up on a beach without his trainers, phone and wallet after being robbed in a bar.
The crooks pose as holidaymakers in pubs and bars in the resort and then slip date-rape-style drugs into drinks and then wait to pounce.
The party-hotspot is infamous for its nightlife where thousands of Brits flock to each year[/caption]
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