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14th March, 2019

German boss beaten by restaurant security guards

The head of one of Germany’s largest car manufacturers was beaten by security guards in Budapest’s party zone, suffering severe injuries, last Friday night.

The 57-year-old German citizen came to Budapest to visit his son, who is living in Hungary.

The incident occurred when the family returned to the fashionable Seventh District restaurant where they had dined earlier, but were denied entry.

The man’s lawyer said security staff attacked the executive’s two sons with gas spray and struck and kicked them.

Their father tried to record the incident with his smartphone, but he was also attacked and beaten.

The father was hospitalised but chose to leave for Germany where doctors said he needed immediate surgery.

His lawyer said the man’s skull and cheekbone were broken.

The tabloid Blikk reported that the incident was recorded by a CCTV camera.

Police said they have questioned four men as suspects.

They said two people were lightly injured and one man suffered severe injuries.

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