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Perth man Lachie Hunt suffered motorbike accident in Bali after claims he’d been mugged

A younger man who had his $24,000 medical payments paid by sympathetic fellow Australians who believed he was mugged in Bali has made a grovelling taped admission to police that his accidents have been from falling off a motorcycle on an evening out.

Perth man Lachie Hunt, 22, spent six days in Kuta’s BIMC Hospital earlier this month with a damaged leg, bleeding on the mind and a suspected fractured backbone.

A pal arrange a GoFundMe web page, suggesting that Mr Hunt had been brutally attacked within the vacation hotspot – with greater than $24,000 donated going in direction of his medical payments.

Nevertheless, Each day Mail Australia can reveal that when Bali police investigated Mr Hunt’s claims and spoke to witnesses on the evening of the alleged mugging, they found he had as a substitute sustained his accidents in a motorcycle accident.  

Police have since launched a video the place Mr Hunt reads from a bit of paper, seated alongside his stony-faced mom, Mel, with bandages round his ankle, knee and a brace round his neck.

Within the video he blamed the media for the general public believing he had been mugged and desirous to donate to the fundraising.

‘I had an incident in Bali attributable to falling from a bike,’ he admits within the hostage-style video. 

Perth man Lachie Hunt spent six days in Kuta’s BIMC Hospital with a damaged leg, bleeding on the mind and a suspected fractured backbone. Regardless of experiences he had been mugged, Mr Hunt has since clarified he fell off a motorcycle

Pictured is the statement Mr Hunt read out after suffering a motorcycle accident. Friends and family back home had believed he had been mugged

Pictured is the assertion Mr Hunt learn out after struggling a bike accident. Family and friends again dwelling had believed he had been mugged

‘I had misplaced my reminiscence for 2 days attributable to concussion, I used to be in hospital for six days because of the accidents I suffered from.’

Mr Hunt stated he was supplied to talk to Australian media shops however ‘as a result of Bali is my second dwelling, I didn’t wish to put a foul identify on Bali’.

‘The Australian media articles that went viral have been all incorrect and twisted,’ he continued.

‘This occurred attributable to me not making any statements to the Australian media.

‘The explanation the GoFundMe was made, was for family and friends to assist pay the hospital invoice.

‘Under no circumstances did I’ve any intention for this to go viral and be taken over by the Australian media.’ 

Mr Hunt suffered severe injuries on January 12. Police investigated claims he had been mugged

Mr Hunt suffered extreme accidents on January 12. Police investigated claims he had been mugged

Mr Hunt, understood to be departing Bali, stated he was unable to set the report straight on the time of the experiences as a result of he had suffered reminiscence loss and was unconscious. 

Head of Bali Police Public Relations Commissioner, Satake Bayu, stated a witness noticed Mr Hunt allegedly driving the scooter at excessive pace whereas allegedly drunk at about 4am on January 12.

The witness claimed that after going over a pace bump, Mr Hunt misplaced management and fell to the bottom, inflicting him to lose consciousness. He later awakened with a ‘face stuffed with blood’, police claimed. 

Bayu stated Mr Hunt had initially instructed police he had dropped his cellphone whereas on his manner dwelling, and when he went to choose it up he felt ‘pushed by an unknown particular person’. He had no extra recollection of the evening. 

The police commissioner stated ‘no parts of theft have been discovered’.

‘We hope that the folks of Bali, vacationers, will use social media correctly and never simply consider hoax information that may give a unfavourable picture of Bali,’ he stated.

‘The Bali police assure the security of vacationers in order that vacationers can really feel protected and comfy visiting the island of Bali that we love.’

Bayu stated Mr Hunt didn’t know who initially claimed he had been mugged, and police will examine the matter.

Mr Hunt said he had no intention for his incident to be widely reported, and couldn't set the record straight because he had suffered memory loss

Mr Hunt stated he had no intention for his incident to be extensively reported, and could not set the report straight as a result of he had suffered reminiscence loss

‘It’s unclear if any sanctions could be given to the one that gave the ‘faux info’, police stated.

Mr Hunt’s alleged mugging made headlines round Australia earlier this month.

A pal had written on the fundraiser that it ‘appears like he is been mugged and bashed fairly good’.

‘He is fairly banged up all spherical. He is in hospital in BIMC Bali getting the most effective care however the most effective care is bloody costly. So asking if you’ll be able to assist out in anyway to dig deep it could go alongside manner and imply quite a bit to the household,’ the fundraiser stated.

His mom flew from WA to be by his bedside as he recovered.

Earlier than the accident, Mr Hunt was a Bali common, posting quite a few snaps of himself at luxurious resorts throughout the island paradise to his social media accounts.

In a put up from October – simply three months in the past – Mr Hunt revealed his hopes of shifting to Bali completely. 

‘Sooner or later I will get to name this place dwelling…’ he wrote alongside a photograph of him strolling down a busy road in Kuta. 

Each day Mail Australia understands Mr Hunt and his mom left Bali on Tuesday.  

Before the accident, Mr Hunt was a Bali regular, posting numerous snaps of himself at luxurious resorts scattered across the island paradise to his social media accounts

Earlier than the accident, Mr Hunt was a Bali common, posting quite a few snaps of himself at luxurious resorts scattered throughout the island paradise to his social media accounts 

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