An Irish tourist was given a taste of Thailand on his first night in Pattaya after taking second prize in a dispute with security staff at a bar in the early hours of Monday.
Police and medics were called to Soi 7 near Beach Road at around 3.30am this morning following reports from locals about a badly beaten foreign man laid unconscious by the side of the road.
Upon arrival they found 46-year-old Bert O’Grady laid topless in a pool of blood with numerous cuts and bruises to his head and body.
In a drunken haze, he explained to police he’d got into a dispute at a local go-go bar and alleged he’d been set upon by security staff.
Police were unable to question staff from the bar at the time as it had closed for the night but told reporters ar the scene they’d return later to hear their version of events adding they would also check CCTV from the area to see if video footage could shed any light on the Irish mans story.