A Norwegian man was attacked after he asked a restaurant across the road from his house to turn down their music.
Peter Nygard, 57, stormed over to the bar in the early hours of the morning and demanded the manager stop making so much noise.
He then asked confused customers inside the venue in Pattaya, Thailand, to be quiet so he could get some sleep.
But Peter claims he was set upon by a number of people inside the bar and suffered cuts and bruises to his head.
He was pictured covered in blood as he was treated outside his home as his partner Suwit Moomanee, 27, looked on.
Suwit said: ‘’We were in bed trying to sleep. My husband was angry about the noise because it goes on every night until 2am or 3am.
‘’He opened the window and shouted at them to be quiet but nothing happened.
‘’He went across to the restaurant and asked the owner to turn down the music but he was beaten up. I’m not sure who did it but he was injured badly.”
Police Lieutenant General Janrop Wantongsang said: ‘’Pattaya Police were informed at 1.30am of the foreigner being wounded in the village of Jomtien.
‘’At the scene of the accident the wounded man Peter Nygard, aged 57, had cuts on his head. He was given first aid before being taken to hospital.
‘’The man was injured in a fight but the employees of the restaurant denied that they attacked him. To be fair to both parties, we have interviewed the manager at the police station and will gather the evidence before continuing.’’