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Monday 20 November 2017

Hurt Locker star Renner escapes bar axe attacker

HURT Locker star Jeremy Renner emerged unscathed from a bar fight in Thailand -- but a hotel manager in his party was attacked with an axe.

A spokeswoman for Renner (40), who also starred in Mission: Impossible, denied media reports that the actor was hurt in the bloody incident in the Thai resort of Phuket.

"Jeremy Renner was indeed in a bar in Phuket, Thailand, as a vicious attack on a patron took place but was not injured or involved. He exited as the fight took place," Renner's publicist said in a statement.

Renner, who co-stars with Tom Cruise in Mission: Impossible -- Ghost Protocol, is currently working in the Philippines on The Bourne Legacy -- the latest in the Bourne action movie franchise, the publicist said.







Charged

Local reports said that six staff at the pub were arrested and charged with attempted murder of the manager of a local resort hotel.

Manager Vorasit Issara was stabbed in the stomach and slashed in the neck with an axe, Phuket police said.

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