Perth man Lachie Hunt was involved in a motorbike accident in Bali after claiming he was assaulted

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A young man whose $24,000 medical bills were paid by sympathetic Australians who believed he was assaulted in Bali has confessed to police that his injuries were the result of a fall from a motorbike at a party.

Perth man Lachie Hunt, 22, spent six days at BIMC Kuta Hospital earlier this month with a broken leg, bleeding in the brain and a suspected spinal fracture.

A friend set up a GoFundMe page, suggesting Mr Hunt had been brutally attacked in the holiday hotspot – with more than $24,000 paid for his medical bills.

However, Daily Mail Australia can reveal that when Bali police investigated Mr Hunt’s claims and spoke to witnesses on the night of the alleged assault, they discovered he had instead suffered his injuries in a car crash. motorbike.

Police have since released a video in which Mr Hunt reads a piece of paper, sitting next to his stone-faced mother Mel, with bandages around his ankle, knee and a splint around his neck.

In the video, he blamed the media for the public thinking he had been assaulted and wanting to donate to the fundraiser.

“I had an incident in Bali due to a fall from a motorbike,” he admits in the hostage-style video.

Perth man Lachie Hunt spent six days at BIMC Hospital in Kuta with a broken leg, bleeding in the brain and a suspected spinal fracture. Despite reports that he was assaulted, Mr Hunt has since clarified that he fell off a motorbike

Pictured is the statement Mr Hunt read after suffering a motorcycle accident.  Friends and family at home believed he had been assaulted

Pictured is the statement Mr Hunt read after suffering a motorcycle accident. Friends and family at home believed he had been assaulted

“I had lost my memory for two days due to a concussion, I was in hospital for six days due to the injuries I suffered.”

Mr Hunt said he had been offered to speak to the Australian media, but ‘because Bali is my second home, I didn’t want to give Bali a bad name’.

“The Australian media stories that went viral were all incorrect and twisted,” he continued.

“It happened because I didn’t make any statement to the Australian media.

“The reason the GoFundMe was created was for friends and family to help pay the hospital bill.

“I had no intention of it going viral and being picked up by the Australian media.”

Mr. Hunt was seriously injured on January 12.  Police investigated claims he was assaulted

Mr. Hunt was seriously injured on January 12. Police investigated claims he was assaulted

Mr Hunt, who was supposed to leave Bali, said he was unable to set the record straight at the time of the reports as he had suffered memory loss and was unconscious.

Bali Police chief public relations commissioner Satake Bayu said a witness allegedly saw Mr Hunt driving the scooter at high speed while allegedly drunk around 4am on January 12.

The witness testified that after driving through a speed bump, Mr. Hunt lost control and fell to the ground, knocking him unconscious. He then woke up with a “face full of blood”, police said.

Bayu said Mr Hunt first told police he had dropped his phone on his way home, and when he went to pick it up he felt ‘pushed by a stranger “. He had no memory of the night.

The police commissioner said ‘no theft items were found’.

“We hope that the people of Bali, the tourists, will use social media wisely and not easily believe the hoaxes that can make Bali look negative,” he said.

“Bali Police ensure tourist safety so that tourists can feel safe and comfortable while visiting the island of Bali that we love.”

Bayu said Mr Hunt did not know who initially claimed he had been assaulted and that police would investigate the matter.

Mr Hunt said he had no intention of his incident being widely reported and could not set the record straight as he had suffered memory loss.

Mr Hunt said he had no intention of his incident being widely reported and could not set the record straight as he had suffered memory loss.

“It is unclear whether any penalties would be imposed on the person who gave the ‘false information,'” police said.

Mr Hunt’s alleged assault made headlines in Australia earlier this month.

A friend had written of the fundraiser that he “seems to have been mugged and beaten up pretty well”.

“He’s pretty bumped all around. He is in the hospital at BIMC Bali receiving the best care, but the best care is very expensive. So asking if you are able to help in anyway to dig deep would go a long way and mean a lot to the family,’ the fundraiser said.

His mother flew in from WA to be by his side during his recovery.

Prior to the accident, Mr Hunt was a regular in Bali, posting numerous snaps of himself at luxury resorts across the paradise island on his social media accounts.

In an October post – just three months ago – Mr Hunt revealed his hopes of settling in Bali permanently.

“One day I will call this place home…” he wrote alongside a photo of himself walking down a busy street in Kuta.

Daily Mail Australia understands that Mr Hunt and his mother left Bali on Tuesday.

Prior to the accident, Mr Hunt was a regular in Bali, posting numerous snaps of himself at luxury resorts scattered across the island paradise on his social media accounts.

Prior to the accident, Mr Hunt was a regular in Bali, posting numerous snaps of himself at luxury resorts scattered across the island paradise on his social media accounts.