Portuguese authorities have today arrested three children for failing to take care of their drunken parents. The officials were horrified to discover the father passed out on a sofa in reception, while the mother was found lying in her own vomit beside the lift.
The couple, from Londonderry, had been knocking back vodka shots during happy hour. A waiter at the Hotel bar stated that none of three children, aged between one and six, had intervened or tried to stop their parents drinking. Alfonze Del Paramour said in a statement,"If one of the kids had just had a quiet word, we would have stopped serving them, they never even asked."
The children were taken into custody following the incident which shocked hotel and bar staff. Police authorities have revealed that the six year old is normally left in charge of the other two while the parents get smashed at home. The boy has been unable to say why he suddenly failed in his duty of care to his parents and younger siblings whilst abroad.
Portuguese police are still seeking a British girl, who disappeared in similar circumstances exactly one year ago.