A British gymgoer was attacked in a Thai gym after he refused to give up a bench press.
CCTV footage shows Gary Reed, 46, from Hastings, East Sussex, working out on a bench press in Pattaya, Thailand on May 17 when an angry Brit stormed over to claim he had been waiting to use the piece of equipment.
Reed told his fellow Brit that he wanted to finish his set and the other man agreed.
However, he returned moments later with a seven-inch long 1kg metal dumbbell bar and cracked Gary Reed in the face.
Gary Reed was then shown staggering to his feet before confronting his attacker, leading to a fight.
Gary Reed went to the police to file a complaint and was sent to a hospital where he had 60 stitches around his right eye to receive a medical certificate. Police are now searching for the suspect.
Police Lieutenant Khunthum Khantiwong said: “We already have the identity of the attacker from the gym’s membership log and encourage him to cooperate so he can explain his side as well.
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“If he doesn’t hand himself in we will find him and he will be questioned about the attack on the CCTV video.”
The attacker’s gym membership has now been terminated following the incident.