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".
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.