Thirty people reported for Covid rule flouting party in Marbella

A file photograph of the premises.
A file photograph of the premises. / SUR
  • A dozen teams from the National and Local Police found some partygoers hiding in cleaning cupboards at the Olivia Valère nightclub to avoid being discovered

Police officers have broken up a party being held at the Olivia Valère nightclub in Marbella for allegedly failing to comply with the preventive measures to fight against the spread of the coronavirus pandemic.

Several calls at 1.30am on Sunday morning alerted the Local Police about the event which, it is claimed, more than 100 people were attending.

One of the callers said that his sister had not returned home after the coronavirus curfew, and she had told him that she was at a party at the disco.

A Local Police crew that was patrolling the area approached the premises and noticed that there was music coming out of the Lov restaurant, which belongs to the nightclub and whose establishments are linked.

Suspecting that a party might be taking place inside, the officers requested support to intervene, as the venue has many exits.

In total, a dozen Local and National Police teams were deployed to the area.

According to sources they found a party taking place behind locked doors. It is claimed that some of those attending the celebration ran away to avoid being found and punished. Others, it is said, were found hiding in a cleaning cupboard as well as other rooms of the restaurant and even in the disco, since the premises are connected.

Officers rounded up and have reported about 30 people for non-compliance with the measures established by the Andalusian government to fight the coronavirus pandemic. Specifically, for not respecting the curfew.

The restaurant, which was finally closed at 3am, also faces action for not respecting the coronavirus measures and organising the event on their premises.

Restaurant sources told SUR that the establishment had organised a dinner to mark the end of the Christmas festivities. When the time came for the curfew, the doors were closed and some attendees continued inside the establishment. However, they deny that there were a hundred people inside.