Woman 'attacked for not giving up seat at bar while on holiday'
WARNING - GRAPHIC CONTENT: A woman has claimed she was glassed in the face for failing to give up her seat at a beachside bar while on holiday.
Jordan Thornton has shared gruesome photos of her injuries from the alleged incident which she says began after a group of eight friends demanded her group give up their seats to make way for them.
Jordan was at Cheeky Monkey bar in Midigama on Sri Lanka's tourist-popular south coast with friends when the other group, some of whom were reportedly Danish, allegedly began "harassing" them.
Refusing to move, the altercation escalated. In video taken at the busy bar, a woman can be seen striking the camera before a glass can be heard shattering and a woman pleading for someone to stop.
It is believed that was the moment a male member of the group allegedly launched a glass into Jordan's face.
“He was standing about one metre away and looked me in the eyes before throwing this glass with full force directly at my face. It looked like he was trying to throw a baseball as hard as he could,” she explained on Facebook.
Jordan, originally from Texas, US, said the glass caused lacerations to several parts of her face including a significant wound to her mouth where her top lip was completely sliced open.
Graphic photos reveal the extent of the injuries and the large amounts of blood on her face and chest.
The group was reportedly removed by security before Jordan was rushed to hospital. She says she was refused by several due to the severity of her injuries before finally finding a hospital in the city of Galle several hours later in the morning.
Tooth displaced and glass in her eye
She received stitches for several wounds and is awaiting further treatment for a tooth displacement and fragments of glass in her eye.
"I am in a lot of physical and mental pain," Jordan said.
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She said she believes she knows the identity of the man responsible for the alleged attack and has called on people to help locate him, fearing he will try and evade authorities.
Local police are investigating the alleged attack, news.com.au reported, citing local media.
Airports have reportedly been informed of a suspect's identity in an attempt to stop him leaving the country.
A police report shared by Jordan shows one of the party allegedly involved had left the country for the UK.
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