A British student has been gang-raped by four men on a balcony in Thailand after they dragged her off the street when she left a bar in the early hours of the morning.
The men had been driving around in a pick-up truck when they spotted the 20-year-old coming out of the popular night spot on Saturday morning.
Police said the girl was drunk and had been left by a fellow traveller from South Africa, said to be her boyfriend. Both had been advised to leave the bar because of their condition, it was claimed.
Attacked: The British student, 20, was gang-raped in Nakhon Si Thammarat, southern Thailand
The attackers dragged her to a balcony on the second floor of a neighbouring building, where she was found at 5am in tears.
The victim is thought to be from the Scottish Highlands, and was attacked in the southern provincial capital of Nakorn Sri Thammarat.
The student had only arrived two weeks earlier and was waiting to hear if she had been successful after applying for a job as a teacher.
The girl, who cannot be named for legal reasons, had been on holiday in the Southern Provincial capital of Nakorn Sri Thammarat for the past fortnight with her boyfriend.
She had apparently taken a break from studying at university.
Police said the girl had become separated from her boyfriend in the street when they were both refused entry to a late-night restaurant because they had been drinking heavily.
She had earlier been in Rock 99 Bar in Thawang Market before heading to the Nakorn Vientiane Restaurant - popular because it serves after hours drinks.
Police Lt. Col. Niti Boonjan, in charge of the investigation said: ‘She had applied to be a teacher.
‘She had scratches on her body and she was taken to hospital for forensic tests. She was found crying on the second floor balcony.’
The woman was reportedly punched in the belly by her attackers, described as young men, when she tried to resist.