Two foreign tourists assaulted in Thai red-light hub

By Hoang Phong   May 28, 2024 | 02:08 am PT
Two foreign tourists assaulted in Thai red-light hub
Tourists at a pub on Soi Cowboy street in Bangkok, Thailand. Photo by AFP
Police in Thailand have arrested three security guards of a bar in Pattaya for brutally assaulting two British tourists over dispute of bill payment.

They were charged at Pattaya police station after allegedly injuring the men at the Helicopter pub on Soi 6 Street, a popular red-light hub in Thailand, about 5 p.m. on Sunday in an incident that threatens Thailand's tourism reputation, Bangkok Post reported.

The trio admitted to their crime at the station.

Videos that circulated on social media showed a security guard was attacked first.

The three guards dressed in black T-shirts fought back violently, leaving one of the two tourists unconscious, Pattaya Mail reported.

The two victims had been drinking at the bar with their friend. They already paid their bills individually while their friend kept changing seats and left the bar without paying.

When a cashier asked them to settle their friend's bill, an argument broke out, prompting the cashier to call the security guards.

When the guards arrived, they agreed to pay the bill, but tensions flared when one of them attacked a security guard, resulting in the violent brawl.

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