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West Yorkshire Street Angels patrol heads to Magaluf

A group in Halifax that helps people on the town's streets at night is setting up a branch in the Spanish holiday resort of Magaluf.

The Street Angel Christian Nightlife Initiative sees volunteers patrolling the streets to help deal with alcohol-fuelled anti-social behaviour

Around 25 to 30 volunteers have been trained to work with Spain's Guardia Civil in Magaluf, Majorca.

Cameron Springthorne, from the group, said patrols operate from 04:00.

"We pick people up who have drunk too much or who might have had their drink spiked, and take them to a place of safety.

"They might just need someone to sit with them, walk them back to hotels or into taxis - we're just a positive influence and a visible presence."

A pilot scheme was launched in the nearby Santa Ponsa resort last summer.

Since the group started in Halifax in 2005, more than 100 similar schemes have been set up across the UK

"We're not there to judge - we're just there to help people in a vulnerable condition," Mr Springthorne said.

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