Brit tourist covered in blood as Thai strippers start fighting over customers

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    A 'Wild West type bar room brawl' erupted in a Thai strip club in a seedy beach town as the performers started fighting over punters, with one bloke left bleeding on the floor.

    Brit tourist Jack Fitzmaurice, 28, was drinking with a girl when others became jealous at a strip club in Pattaya, in eastern Thailand, in the early hours of Sunday morning (November 19). A massive scrap then ensued, allegedly over who got which punter.

    Jack reportedly tried to act as the Good Samaritan and split up the brawl when it was still in its early stages, but found himself in the eye of the storm – receiving blows from all angles.

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    The woman involved in the initial fight, Sunaree Tungprakhon, 35, told police that her argument with a fellow dancer had caused the initial fracas.

    She said: "There was a group of about 20 people, punching and kicking until my British friend was involved and also injured."

    Nick Hodge, a fellow Brit who was in the bar at the time, said the fight started when two of the girls began arguing over who had dibs on the customer.

    He said: "I think there was a bit of jealousy going on over who was getting which punter. Before I knew it, the girls were fighting. The poor kid only tried to stop them and he ended up getting a serious beating.

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    "There was hair being pulled and legs flying everywhere. Then the bar staff joined in and it became quite nasty. It was like a Wild West-type bar fight you see in the old movies. Just mad."

    Police finally arrived to break up the fracas at the Paradise Agogo in the city's semi-barbarous Soi Buakhao, which attracts mainly British visitors.

    Jack was found battered and bruised with blood pouring down his white t-shirt.

    He was sprawled on the ground having been knocked out before being helped to his feet to recover.

    Jack reportedly said: "I'll be alright, I just want to get home to bed."

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    Lieutenant Colonel Natchaphol Saengsi, Deputy Inspector of Investigations at the Pattaya City Police Station, said witnesses claimed the injured tourist tried to run away from the bar but the staff chased him down and attacked him.

    He added: "We are tracking down all the suspects involved and will interview them to ensure fairness to both sides, before prosecuting in the legal process."

    Nightlife in Pattaya – dubbed the sex capital of the world – has become a sensitive area because of the damage the city often causes to the country's reputation.

    The city was once a sleepy coastal village but over the last few decades has morphed into a depraved sex tourism destination where local women can earn more by selling themselves to British men.

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