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A thug who was the ringleader of a gang that beat two British tourists from Northern Ireland senseless outside a VIP celebrity bar in Hvar, Croatia, because they were chatting up local girls has been jailed for six months.

Holidaymaker Allan Kirby, 43, from Bangor in County Down suffered a broken nose while pal Richard Donelly, 47, lost part of his ear in the attack by Stipe Ringwald in 2006.

The Carpe Diem bar is a regular hang out for holidaying stars like Gwyneth Paltrow, Bernie Ecclestone, Roman Abramovich and Steven Spielberg.

The two were assaulted by a gang of around 10 men as they left the bar.

Donnelly who at the time owned the Bar 15 pub in the Northern Irish city suffered a broken nose and a severely damaged ear and thumb after the attackers tried to bite them off.

He was taken to hospital in the mainland town of Split before being flown back to Belfast to undergo plastic surgery.

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