Friday, December 16, 2011

Two Australians Stabbed in Bali Nightclub

Two Australian tourists were being treated for injuries after being stabbed in an altercation at the Bounty discotheque in Denpasar on Friday.

One of the Australians, identified by police as Jake Benjamin, was being treated at a Kuta-area hospital for a stab wound to the stomach. The other Australian, identified only as Christopher, was hospitalized in Sanglah hospital in Denpasar after being stabbed in the chest.

Two local people whose identities were not known were also reportedly injured in the fight.

“We have not been able to ask for an explanation from the victims because they are still hospitalized,” a police officer who refused to be named said on Friday.

The officer said the fight was started by an unidentified foreigner and another local at 2 a.m. on Friday.

Denpasar Police chief of detectives Arif Sugiarto confirmed the incident.

“We only questioned the employees and the discotheque visitors,” Arif said. “The result is still dark.”

According to police, the Bounty nightclub has seen violent incidents in the past.

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Anonymous said...

Aussie DJ Arrested Over Bali Disco Stabbing.Police in Bali has detained an Australian involved in the brawl at a disco near Kuta Beach that wounded two other Australians last week, the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade said on Monday.

Julian David Lunt, 28, is the companion of a Balinese, who stabbed Chris Mete, 26, of Melbourne, and slashed Jake Benjamin Whitehead, 21, of Newcastle at the Bounty Discotheque Bali on Friday. The Nine Network identified Lunt, who lives and works as a disc jockey in Indonesia.Lunt and his companion have been charged with assault and Bali police said he may be jailed for nine years if convicted.


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