Burkini-wearing Brit tourists, 25 and 19, are left in tears and demanding police action after ‘verbal attack’ by two hotel guests who said ‘who knows what they’re hiding down there’ as they entered pool in Italian resort

Two Burkini-wearing British tourists have been left in tears after an alleged verbal attack by two hotel guests.

The two Muslim women from London, aged 25 and 19, were reportedly verbally harassed as they entered the pool in the Mangia’s Torre del Barone resort in Sciacca, southern Italy, on June 11.

Two Italian men also holidaying at the resort, who are living in Switzerland and Germany respectively, allegedly told the Burkini-clad women: ‘It’s not hygienic to enter the pool with a suit, shame on you.’

They also said: ‘Who knows what they are hiding down there,’ according to Italian newspaper Corriere. 

Another guest intervened and defended the women, who have since demanded police action over the incident.

The two Muslim women from London, aged 25 and 19, were reportedly verbally harassed as they entered the pool in the Mangia’s Torre del Barone resort (pictured) in Sciacca, southern Italy, on June 11

Keswan Monien, the director of the resort (pictured), told outlet Corriere: 'Having to still hear certain things in 2024 is shameful, we strongly condemn every episode of racism'

Keswan Monien, the director of the resort (pictured), told outlet Corriere: ‘Having to still hear certain things in 2024 is shameful, we strongly condemn every episode of racism’

Keswan Monien, the director of the resort, told outlet Corriere: ‘Having to still hear certain things in 2024 is shameful, we strongly condemn every episode of racism.

‘After the verbal attack the two women asked to speak to me. When they came into my office they were crying and were very upset. I tried to calm them down, but they asked me to report the incident, and I had them taken to the police station.’

At the local police station, the women reported the men for defamation and harassment. 

Mr Monien, who came to Italy from Mauritius 37 years ago, said that ‘nothing like this has ever happened’ at the resort and to ‘still hear people talk in this way is simply shameful’.

He said that while the two men were asked to leave, he could not legally chase them away and the men ended up staying at the resort until the end of their holiday a few days later.

The two British women, who were at the resort with two other women, left the resort on June 14. 

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