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Subject: Stag Parties Warned Of Riga Scam

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/09/06 at 4:04 am

British men on stag nights in Latvia are being lured into strip bars before being beaten up and forced to hand over cash, the British embassy has warned.

Officials in the Latvian capital Riga say men are being enticed into the bars with the promise of free alcohol.

They are then prevented from leaving by those running the scam until a large bill had been settled.

The British embassy in Riga is warning those visiting the city of the scam and has contacted the local authorities.

One victim told the BBC his group had been forced to hand over

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