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A British man who flew to Mexico to get married claims he was attacked and thrown into jail, where he was stripped, beaten and forced to pay more than £2,000 for his release. Martin Lonsdale and his fiancée Kayleigh flew to the resort of Playacar, south of Cancun, with 30 friends and family members for a wedding in the sun.
But when Lonsdale and usher Rhys Quinn went for a walk along the beach, they were set upon by two men. Unprovoked, one of the men pushed Lonsdale and said "back off", while the other punched Quinn in the face. After they returned to their rooms at the Riu Palace Riviera Hotel, the hotel manager called them down and they were met at reception by armed police.
"There were two truckloads of policemen in the lobby armed with machine guns, waiting for us," said Lonsdale.