A view of the famous resort town of Acapulco, Mexico, were seven tourists have been raped by an armed gang (WikiCommons)


A number of credit cards and tablets and 7.800 pesos (£390) were also stolen from the tourists, who are reportedly all under 30 years of age.

Acapulco’s state of Guerrero is experiencing a bloody turf war between drugs gangs between the Michoacan Family and the Knights Templar.

The war led to a series of horrifying act of violence.The bullet-riddled bodies of 16 men, some of which naked and showing signs of torture, were found in an abandoned van beside a state road, a few months ago. However Acapulco is generally thought to be safe.

In October 2011 the Mexican government sent 7,000 troops in Acapulco in an attempt to keep the popular seaside town out of the conflict.