Violent doormen are abusing their power and targeting Britons on holiday, tourists have suggested, after a British man was allegedly beaten to death by bouncers in Cyprus.
Huseyin Mavideniz, 29, was attacked in the early hours of Thursday outside a club in Iskele, northern Cyprus.
He was allegedly punched in the head by the club’s security with one of the doormen said to have stamped on his head as he lay unconscious on the pavement, according to North Cyprus News.
The British tourist was rushed to Famagusta State Hospital and was pronounced dead on arrival.
The tragedy is the latest in a slew of violent beatings and unjustified attacks on UK holidaymakers in popular summer destinations.
Huseyin Mavideniz, 29, died after being attacked earlyThursday morning outside a club in Iskele, northern Cyprus
An 18-year-old Brit was cornered and beaten by bouncers in Zakynthos last month
Last month, James Taylor, 18, was held in a headlock by four bouncers at the CherryBay nightclub in Laganas, on the Greek island of Zakynthos.
Shocking footage showed how they took it in turns to punch, kick and elbow him in the face and body, before kneeing him in the face.
James, from Middlesbrough, told MailOnline he suffered two black eyes, a swollen jaw, bumps on his head, a bust lip and a cut on his knee.
The teenager revealed that the attack happened because he had stood on a chair to take a selfie with his friends before dancing there for ten seconds. A bouncer had tried to grab James’s arm to pull him down from the chair, but when James pulled back, the club employee disappeared.
‘The bouncer came back ten seconds later with the rest of the bouncers who were in the video and they took me outside and started beating me up,’ James said. ‘That’s all it took, something as little as standing on a chair.’
His ‘devastated’ mother Michelle Taylor, 55, warned other parents that what happened to James could happen to their children.
‘I want to get this message out there that this is unacceptable and this is happening to our children,’ Michelle told MailOnline. ‘I’m a mother and every mother will feel this if this happens to their son when they go on holiday.
‘You shouldn’t have to worry about whether they could get beaten up by bouncers.’
Distressing footage shows three bouncers holding James Taylor, 18, in a headlock while a fourth pummels him with a series of devastating punches
James, from Middlesbrough, told MailOnline he suffered two black eyes, a swollen jaw, bumps on his head, a bust lip and a cut on his knee after being attacked by four bouncers in Zakynthos
Pictured: Map showing Laganas on the Greek island of Zakynthos
The island of Zakynthos, also known as Zante, is known as a hotspot for bouncer violence.
Shortly MailOnline revealed what happened to James, a mother said her 19-year-old son saw bouncers in knuckle duster gloves beating up British teenagers ‘all day, every day’ in Zante.
Emma, not her real name, told MailOnline: ‘I wouldn’t go there. There’s too much crime and, the problem is, the crime isn’t exposed or prosecuted. I didn’t realise how bad it was over there. My son had a horrific holiday.’
Her son said he witnessed bouncers targeting British teenagers in Laganas and ‘beating the s*** out of them’.
Charlie, not his real name, said he was on a week-long holiday to Zante in July and saw bouncers beat up five teenagers along the strip in Laganas.
‘It’s not just one punch,’ Charlie told MailOnline. ‘They’re beating the s*** out of them. The bouncers are wearing knuckle duster gloves, they’re punching, kneeing and kicking them.
‘And even if they are on the floor, they’re still going to kick them. It’s really bad, it makes me scared of them.’
Charlie said his instinct told him he needed to jump and help the teenager, but he makes the point that it’s not just one bouncer attacking them.
‘When one bouncer starts punching one of these kids, another four would come out of nowhere and begin kicking and kneeing them. This isn’t just a few punches, this is a beating. And if you get involved, you will get beaten the s*** out of as well.’
A group of British women were violently turfed out of a Marbella nightclub and thrown to the ground by violent bouncers
In one part of the clip, a bouncer walks up behind a girl and launches a violent, swinging slap at the side of her head
And the violence isn’t just restricted to men.
Shocking footage from the popular Spanish resort of Marbella last year showed a group of British women being slapped and thrown to the ground by aggressive doormen.
The revellers were standing outside Lemmon nightclub before the ugly scenes broke out in front of a crowd of onlookers.
One bouncer is seen pushing the women and carrying them off, forcing them to hastily rearrange their clothing to avoid.
The same doorman then walks back and throws a woman in a pink dress to the ground before lifting up her friend and carrying her further away from the bar.
One of the group is heard shouting at the bouncers: ‘What the f*** are you doing?’
Moments later, the protester is angrily slapped in the face by another member of the bar staff, before the first bouncer throws the woman in the pink dress to the ground for a second time.
Then one of the doormen whips off his belt in anger and furiously smacks it down on a metal pole.
He holds it above his head threatening to strike the women until one of his colleagues intervenes.
Further afield, a British father and son were brutally beaten by bouncers outside a bar in Thailand‘s ‘Sin City’ of Pattaya just last week.
Holidaymaker Ian Thomas, 60, and his son Gregory, 37, had entered the Matador Bar in the city’s Soi Buakhao red light street but were allegedly asked to leave by the bar owner at around 1.35am on August 5.
This is the shocking a British tourist and his son were attacked by bouncers outside a bar in Thailand’s ‘Sin City’ Pattaya
Ian Thomas is seen lying on the ground outside the bar after being attacked by the bouncers
The pair were ushered outside by bouncers when their heated argument descended into a physical brawl, with Gregory first being beaten up. CCTV footage shows how he was hit and pulled to the ground where he was then kicked repeatedly.
Footage then shows how the older Brit Ian, in a black shirt, then slapped a guard across the face, sparking more chaos as the staff pushed him to the ground while repeatedly kicking him in the head.
Gregory, in a checkered polo, was seen trying to help his father but was again attacked and beaten, with his father left in a heap in the road.
Later footage from the scene showed Gregory recounting the events.
The 37-year-old said: ‘The bouncer became aggressive with me and I said ‘do you want to fight me?’. He started fighting me. I came outside and he pushed me to the ground and my shoe came off.
‘I stood up and my shoe came off. I stood up and said ‘sorry, sorry’ and I gave him 2,000 Baht. Everything was OK.’