PATTAYA, THAILAND: A holidaymaker has been savagely beaten by a Thai ladyboy after rejecting her advances for sex.
Michael Merry, from Ireland, was approached by the woman at 3am while walking down the street through Thailand’s Pattaya holiday resort.
The area is known for its seedy nightlife and unusually high crime rates.
The 55-year-old was battered by the heel of Wichai Sripalang’s shoe, leaving a deep wound in his head.
Just moments before the beating, Merry pushed the sex worker to the floor after he claims he was molested.
The 24-year-old, in a rage, took off her high-heeled shoe before striking the victim.
Local police spokesperson, Piyapong Ensan, said: “The transgender woman who approached him and offered sexual services, he declined the offer but she then put her arms around him and molested him.
“This annoyed him and he shoved her away, causing her to fall to the ground.
“When she stood up she took of one of her shoes, and used it to hit the victim over the head.”
Medics treated Michael at the scene and local officers charged Sripalang with physical assault.
She now faces a fine for the attack.
In a similar incident, another ladyboy was arrested after attacking a Polish woman with her shoe last week.
Local police claim the pair had become entangled in a row after sexual services were offered to the victim’s husband.
Another attack in the area last month saw Polish man, Rafal Ignacy Jakowicki, bloodied after a bouncer attacked him outside a go-go bar with a metal claw.