Brit holidaymakers warned after numerous 'jabbing' incidents in Ibiza and Majorca clubs
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British holidaymakers have been cautioned following a number of 'serious' incidents reportedly taken place in Ibiza and Majorca.
Majorca's Guardia Civil are reportedly investigating women being injected in Balearic nightclubs as six possible cases are said to have occurred in in June and July, according to local reports.
The British Consulates in Palma and Ibiza have also stepped in to relaunch their annual 'Stick With Your Mates' campaign to encourage young tourists to stick together on holiday.
UK Ambassador Hugh Elliott said: "We know how excited young people will be about what may be their first holiday abroad for at least two years.
"The Balearics are a fantastic and safe destination, but we want to make sure that our visitors are aware of the local rules and know how to stay safe on a night out.
"We are working closely with the Balearic Government whose new measures include limiting excessive consumption of alcohol and anti-social behaviour."
He added: "We all have a responsibility to know the rules, stick to them and ensure a great holiday for ourselves, and those around us.
"The best way to do that is to make sure that you look after your mates – stick together on a night out.
"We have already seen one tragic death this season.
"My thoughts are with the family – I hope no other families have to go through what they have."
This is likely a reference to the British national who died after falling from the seventh floor of a Magaluf hotel in May.
Another British holidaymaker, Jack Jenkins, suffered serious injuries after falling from a balcony in Magaluf in June 2018.
He said: "It’s taken me over three years to recover from my fall and I’m still not 100 percent.
"I spent a long time in hospital and had over five different operations.
"I don’t want anyone else to have to go through what I went through and what my family went through.
"That’s why I’m supporting this campaign encouraging people to stick with their mates.
"Don’t let your mate walk back to the hotel on their own, keep an eye on your drinks and keep it together.
"And have a great holiday!"
'Stick With Your Mates' began in 2019 and its aim has to been to give 'young people tips and advice on how to look after each other and help avoid serious accidents on holiday'.
On the government website it advises people 'to head back to your accommodation together, to stay in touch on a group chat and to watch each other’s drinks'.
It adds: "As a result, during the 2019 season there were 61 percent fewer serious falls and 50 percent fewer fatalities (compared to 2018)."