A BRITISH holidaymaker was battered to a pulp when she turned down a man for sex. Emma Higginson, 35, suffered a fractured skull, eye socket and no
A BRITISH holidaymaker was battered to a pulp when she turned down a man for sex.
Emma Higginson, 35, suffered a fractured skull, eye socket and nose in the attack at her hotel.
She was left “barely recognisable” and her room’s sheets, walls and tiles were left covered in blood.
Police in Turkey have arrested Brit car salesman Declan Marshall, 27, in connection with the assault.
Speaking from her hospital bed in Marmaris, credit controller Emma — who has agreed to be named — told The Sun: “I want everyone to see what this man has done to me.
“My mum and sister could barely recognise me. I’m in so much pain.
“I’m covered in bruises and I just want to go home but can’t as the doctors say my injuries are too bad to fly.
“One of my teeth fell out this morning and I’m going to need plastic surgery to get my face back to normal.
“The man who did this to me is an animal.
“He’s a complete nutter and should be locked up for a long time.”
The attack happened last week on the last day of a break in Icmeler.
Emma, from Kent, was with pals when they met Marshall in a nightclub and they offered him the sofa to sleep on as he said he had no way to get home.
Emma said: “I went to my room and fell asleep but a few minutes later he was in my bed trying to have sex with me.
“I said I wasn’t interested.
“I remember him saying I had no respect but I said I had a boyfriend.
“Then he hit me twice and I blacked out.
“When I woke up I was on the balcony and there was blood everywhere.
“My friend woke up to me screaming and he ran out of the apartment.
His lawyer told The Sun: “I’m very sorry for the injuries the lady suffered. She was hurt very badly.
“My client disputes some of the facts — he was very drunk and can’t remember much other than pushing her very lightly.”
An FCO spokesperson said:“Our staff are assisting a British woman after an incident in Turkey and are in contact with local authorities.”
She added: “We are also in contact with and providing consular assistance to a British man following his detention in Turkey.”