'We are on lockdown': Leeds man on Benidorm holiday shares eerie photographs of deserted beach and streets

A Leeds holiday goer has shared eerie photographs of a deserted Benidorm - including an EMPTY beach and streets without a single person.

By Daniel Sheridan
Saturday, 14th March 2020, 5:34 pm
Updated Saturday, 14th March 2020, 5:38 pm

Paul Grimley, 40, is currently on holiday in Benidorm with his family.

However, Paul - a Tenancy Enforcement Team Leader for a Housing Association in Leeds - told the Yorkshire Evening Post the whole area is on lockdown.

He is due to fly home to Leeds tomorrow but has doubts if his flight will still go ahead as planned.

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Paul said: "The pictures are of Benidorm this evening.

"Every bar and restaurant is shut, only supermarkets and some pharmacies are open at present.

"There is a heavy police presence and nobody is allowed on the beach or promenade yet they are still gathering in other public areas, until the police move them on that is.

"Shops are still selling alcohol for now but I can see that changing.

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"It’s best described as eerie.

"From such a busy bustling place to this in just 24 hours is quite shocking to see really.

"People seem to be making the most of a bad situation for now."

Pictures provided to the Yorkshire Evening Post show police on Benidorm beach.

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Streets have been deserted and Paul said the area is empty.

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