A drunk British tourist is arrested after allegedly attacking an Algerian soldier outside a bar on Walking Street.
Police were called at 4.30am to where they found Antar Youcef, 34, with blood pouring from his head and soaking his shirt.
Officers arrested British man, whose first name was only given as Joe, and he was seen being put into a police truck to be taken for questioning at Pattaya City Police Station.
The Algerian holidaymaker was taken to Pattaya Memorial Hospital where he received treatment for wounds on his head.
A young Thai woman who was with the Algerian man said they had gone into the bar when the British man started ‘’making trouble’’.
She said: ‘’We tried to avoid him and his group because we did not want to have any problems. We went outside and a few moments later I saw my friend had been hit and there was blood everywhere on him. I screamed and called for help from staff in that area.”
Lt. Col. Kristha Pratumkaew, Deputy Police Inspector of Pattaya City Police, said: ‘’Officers were notified of foreigners causing physical assault and injury. The incident took place in the streets of South Pattaya.
‘’The Sawang Boriboon Foundation Pattaya attended to give medical treatment.
‘’The man suspected of causing the disturbance was drunk and he only gave his name as ‘Joe’. He did not say his age and he was not in control of himself.’’