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Brit who was left behind with horrific injuries in Thailand is thrown into a cell

A British father of three left with horrific injuries after a fight in Thailand to jail his alleged attackers – only to be thrown into a cell for & # 39; fight back & # 39 ;.

Luke Thornton, from Bristol, was left unconscious with a broken eye socket after the fight that took place during a trip to see his Thai wife Sayforn Phetkajang in Pai, northern Thailand.

Graphic CCTV images shows the 38-year-old curled up on the floor while a man repeatedly hits him in the head and stomach before the men flee the stage.

After two weeks in specialist care, Mr. Thornton said he was visited by the police and the mayor who expressed sympathy and impeded him. But just a few days later, when he went to court to see what he thought his attackers would be punished, he was thrown into prison himself.

Luke Thornton, 38, from Bristol, was traveling to Thailand for a month and a half to visit his Thai partner Sayforn Phetkajang in Pai when he was left unconscious with serious injuries after a night out

Luke Thornton, 38, from Bristol, was traveling to Thailand for a month and a half to visit his Thai partner Sayforn Phetkajang in Pai when he was left unconscious with serious injuries after a night out

He apologized to the group, but they would have attacked him. He hit back

He apologized to the group, but they would have attacked him. He hit back

He apologized to the group, but they would have attacked him. He hit back

Later, CCTV recordings show Mr Thornton on the floor while a man repeatedly hits him in the head and stomach

Later, CCTV recordings show Mr Thornton on the floor while a man repeatedly hits him in the head and stomach

Later, CCTV recordings show Mr Thornton on the floor while a man repeatedly hits him in the head and stomach

On the night of the attack, Mr. Thornton, who would fly home in June, said he was on a road outside Pai Withayakhan School and was blocking the path of some motorcyclists.

He apologized to the group, but they would have attacked him. He hit back but was reluctant.

Later CCTV recordings Mr. Thornton shows on the floor while a man repeatedly hits him in the head and stomach.

Camera images show Mr. Thornton curled on the floor while a man repeatedly hits him on the head and stomach before fleeing the scene

Camera images show Mr. Thornton curled on the floor while a man repeatedly hits him on the head and stomach before fleeing the scene

Camera images show Mr. Thornton curled on the floor while a man repeatedly hits him on the head and stomach before fleeing the scene

After the alleged attack, he managed to crawl to a nearby hotel for help before being taken to the hospital

After the alleged attack, he managed to crawl to a nearby hotel for help before being taken to the hospital

After the alleged attack, he managed to crawl to a nearby hotel for help before being taken to the hospital

He was left with a broken skull, a broken nose and countless stitches in and around his mouth

He was left with a broken skull, a broken nose and countless stitches in and around his mouth

He was left with a broken skull, a broken nose and countless stitches in and around his mouth

After the alleged attack, he managed to crawl to a nearby hotel for help before being taken to the hospital.

He was left with a broken skull, a broken nose and countless stitches in and around his mouth.

He believes he was beaten with a wooden stick with nails.

Thornton told MailOnline that his eye socket was so & # 39; broken & # 39; was that he had a hole behind his eye and needed a silicone implant. He said he couldn't see through his left eye a month after the attack

All in all, he claims to have spent around £ 7,500 for his medical expenses.

The three attackers were successfully caught and arrested, the Daily news reported at the time.

He added that he could not see through his left eye for a month after the attack

He added that he could not see through his left eye for a month after the attack

He added that he could not see through his left eye for a month after the attack

But just a few days later, when Mr. Thornton went to court to see what he thought his attackers would be punished, he was thrown into prison himself

But just a few days later, when Mr. Thornton went to court to see what he thought his attackers would be punished, he was thrown into prison himself

But just a few days later, when Mr. Thornton went to court to see what he thought his attackers would be punished, he was thrown into prison himself

After two weeks in specialist care, Mr. Thornton said he was visited by the police and the mayor who expressed sympathy and impeded him.

But only a few days later, when Mr. Thornton went to court to see what he thought his attackers would be punished, he was thrown into prison himself.

He was later released from prison, but claims that the Thai authorities have seized his passport and money to ensure that he stays in the country prior to his trial.

Thornton said he is now facing charges of fighting back his alleged attackers, but does not understand why, against MailOnline: & # 39; I was treated like the animal, not the other way around & # 39 ;.

He was forced to take out a loan to cover his living expenses.

While his physical injuries heal, Mr. Thornton says it is the mental scars that have stayed with him.

He said he now suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder and anti-psychotic medication and Xanax is prescribed.

He lives in a state of fear and says: & # 39; I constantly think of the worst. & # 39;

He was unable to see his three children and said he just wants to go home.

Mr Thornton's next performance is scheduled for September 9.

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