A stunning Colombian model claims she was brutally battered by her boyfriend as she slept.

Sonia Rodriguez, 24, from the city of Tulum, southern Mexico was left with nasty bruising to her face and limbs in the early morning assault on Friday morning.

Prior to the attack she says her boyfriend Akashi Alejandro Fukushima had become aggressive on a night out and started verbally attacking her in public.

Fukushima was then arrested for a public order offence and Rodriguez decided to go home to the house they shared.

The alleged attack, which Rodriguez says also included her being hit with a bamboo cane, took place after Fukushima was released and returned home the following day.

Sonia Rodriguez says she woke up around 7am to find her boyfriend beating her about the face

Describing the alleged incident on social media, the woman posted: “He lost his mind because he has drunk alcohol and he has done drugs. He turned into a very aggressive person and the police arrested him for public scandal as he insulted me in the street.

She added: “I was alone in a public street without money and I did not want to see him so I went home hoping the next day everything will be solved.

Sonia Rodriguez described how she feared for her life during the assault

“At 7am I woke up with the man on me beating me on my face. He beat me several times and on one occasion he used a bamboo stick to hit me in my head, my arms and my legs.”

“I feared for my life, I asked for help but none of the three people in the house called the police. I ran to a friend house who protected me.”

Local authorities are investigating the claims, it is believed

The Colombian model says she has since reported the case to the local authorities and filed a criminal complaint.

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Local media reported that Sanchez said that Akashi Alejandro Fukushima occupied a post as a councillor in the Tulum city council but that has been denied by local authorities.

The case is reportedly being investigated by the authorities.