A holidaymaker is in intensive care after being attacked at a Bulgarian beach resort.
Adam Prosser, 27, of Fforestfach, Swansea, had been out for a meal with his girlfriend Kayley Harrison when she said he was set upon by a group of men in Sunny Beach.
He had to fly home for treatment after doctors in Bulgaria refused to treat him without a health insurance card.
He suffered swelling and bleeding on the brain and fractures to his skull.
Miss Harrison, 19, claims she was also attacked as she tried to help Mr Prosser.
"They just launched themselves at him and starting hitting and punching him onto the floor.
"I ran over and tried to protect him and as a result I got some cuts and bruises as they started hitting me. It all happened so quickly and was such a blur.
"Some people came over to break it up and we ran. Adam's flip-flop fell off and as he paused to put it back on one man ran at Adam and knocked him unconscious.
"He wasn't breathing and I was screaming for help."
Mr Prosser was treated at the scene by a nurse before being taken to hospital with suspected brain damage.
But paramedics refused to treat him so the couple made the 2,000 mile journey back home.
A check up at Swansea's Morriston Hospital revealed the serious head injury and he has been referred to specialists in Cardiff.
Miss Harrison said Mr Prosser was now in a stable condition but the attack had put the couple off going abroad "for life".
Sunny Beach is the largest resort in Bulgaria, and is a purpose built holiday town with hundreds of hotels, bars and restaurants.