BRUTAL video shows Spanish police hit a defenceless British woman as she tries to break up a dispute between two men.
The woman is struck full force with a baton on her body, leaving her in tears, during the incident in Magaluf, Majorca.
As well as meting out two blows to the unidentified woman, the pair of officers strike both and push one of them to the pavement.
The authorities on the island have vowed to crack down on rowdy tourists, with most of the attention on rowdy Brits in the party resort.
The video, which taken last Saturday night at 3.15am was posted to a private Facebook page for Magaluf workers.
It was shot by Danielle Finlay Brookes, 22, from Cheshire, who works at the Three Lions Karaoke bar across the road from the incident.
The minute long video begins with a man in white vest and white jeans aggressively lunge at another man in white t-shirt and shorts.
The man in the vest squares up to the other man, pushing him and forcibly moving him along.
Underneath the action a piece of text reads: “Spanish Gardia for you attacking a girl for no reason.”
The action continuing, a girl in a skirt interrupts attempting to break the two men apart. She has her arm around the man with the shorts, and the three then appear to have a brief moment of respite where the impulse for violence has dissipated.
Out of the right hand side of the screen one of the Civil Guard officers appears, immediately hitting the the men twice batons, and the girl once – despite not having any provocation to.
Another Civil Guard officer runs over, again without provocation, and begins hitting one of the men with the baton.
The other officer then pushes the man with shorts with such he force he falls backwards to the ground.
Danielle, who is filming, remarks: “And that’s the Gardia for you folks. On video.
“Bang out of f***ing order as usual. They just hit a girl for no reason. They’re f***ing disgusting. Absolutely disgusting.
One of the men involved in the fight can be seen remonstrating with the two Civil Guard officers.
Danielle then says: “Got it on video for once. Got the whole thing on video. They just hit that poor girl. She’s f***ing crying, she didn’t even do anything, she wasn’t involved.”
The clip then ends.
Danielle wrote an impassioned paragraph above the video. She wrote: The question I get asked the most by tourists is always “are the police corrupt?” and tbh I’ve never had an issue with the Policia Local.
“The Guardia Civil on the other hand is a whole different story.
“Last night would be the perfect example of this: The video shows a British girl who must have only just been eighteen, be attacked by them, no questions asked, and before any other action was taken by the Guardia to calm her friends.
“Yet later that same evening a guy who was not British assaulted two different girls in a bar I was in and when the Guardia arrived he was still trying to attack people in the crowd that were only trying to calm him and the Guardia reacted to this by very calmly getting out their cars and having a chat with him and no further action was taken.
“They then hit a British person that was only trying to calm the person kicking off.
“Seems to me that it’s not the tourists giving Magaluf a bad name, it is in fact the people that are meant to ‘serve and protect’ us.
“Why are the British being treated like this, yet the muggers and prostitutes are free to roam the streets every night?”
Speaking today Danielle said: “I actually began recording the video as we found it amusing how petty the fight was.
“When I began recording the Guardia were nowhere around. They drove down the strip half way through, and instantly jumped from their car and responded like this without even trying to calm the situation first.
She then spoke about the other man mentioned in her post who she claims assaulted two girls in a bar, adding: “I managed to record the man trying to get back into the bar to assault the girl he threw on the floor further but when I recorded the Guardia calmly talking to him and assaulting the Brit they caught me and forced me to delete the video.
“They refused to let me leave until I did so and were threatening and aggressive so for my safety I had to do so.
“Unfortunately this happens regularly, it’s the Guardia giving Magaluf a bad name and their blatant racism against us Brits.”
Facebook users on the private Facebook Magaluf group were equally outraged.
Mark Hair said: “I’ve always thought they were b******s. For years they think they’re better than the public with the f***ing daft uniform on.”
Grant Coiley wrote: “Speechless.”
Danielle Finlay Brookes, commented herself, saying: “Regardless of what country this is in or whether you’re a racist or not the fact remains the same; under EU law it is illegal for someone who is there to ‘serve and protect’ to use brute force as a first call of response.”attack