05/09/2015 13:48 BST | Updated 05/09/2015 13:59 BST

Parents Given Suspended Jail Sentence For Abandoning Son At Hotel In Majorca To Go To Airport

Spain's San Joan Palma de Mallorca airport is seen Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2005. Spanish Interior Minister Jose Antonio Alonso said Tuesday that a judge is investigating reports that at least 10 CIA flights landed in Mallorca as part of the American intelligence agency's program of "extraordinary renditions", in which Islamic terror suspects are taken without court approval to third countries for questioning and possibly subjected to ill-treatment.(AP Photo/Enrique Alonso)

A pair of British holidaymakers have received a suspended sentence after pleading guilty to abandoning their son at a hotel in Majorca.

The unnamed couple left their teenage son at the Bellevue Hotel Club in Alcúdia, after he refused to board a bus to San Joan Palma de Mallorca airport with them and three younger siblings.

The 17-year-old was left at the hotel without anywhere to stay and without "the means with which to look after himself".

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San Joan Palma de Mallorca airport, where the couple were arrested

A ruling from the court in Inca said: "The accused were preparing to take a bus around 9am on Wednesday from their hotel, where they had been on holiday, to the airport for a return flight to the UK with the rest of their family.

“When the eldest of their children refused to return home, the accused decided to continue the trip home and got on the bus.

“Their son was left at the hotel despite the fact that he had no accommodation there and that they hadn’t entrusted his care to an adult or given him the means with which to look after himself.”

The parents were given a one-year suspended prison sentence, according to the Daily Mail.

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