Aussie bloodied in row with Frenchman over late-night noise

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An Australian man who tried to quiet a nearby beer bar with his fists got more than an earful when the French owner turned out to be a former Muay Thai boxer.

Police were called to the After Beach Bar on Pratamnak Hill after midnight Sept. 21 where Garrick Adrian Dixon, 40, was nursing bloody cuts to both eyes, his ear and mouth. He was sent to Banglamung Hospital to receive more than 30 stitches.

Bar owner Lassne Slimani (left) was apparently keeping the neighbors awake with loud music. Bar owner Lassne Slimani (left) was apparently keeping the neighbors awake with loud music.

Bar owner Lassne Slimani, 32, said the angry Aussie had come to his bar three times to complain about the noise keeping him awake. The last time, he claimed, the Aussie threw a punch at him, starting the fight.

Dixon later told police he was upset because noise from the beer bar was keeping him awake at the nearby Cosy Beach Hotel and that he planned to take legal action against the Frenchman for the assault.