THE PAVILIONS PHUKET BRITISH INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL, PHUKET Kata Rocks
Login | Create Account Poll Currency Weather Facebook Youtube Search

Police reveal new suspect in Chinese tourist tuk-tuk attack

PHUKET: A police investigation has revealed that the tuk-tuk driver accused of attacking a Chinese tourist on Feb 27 was not the one who carried out the assault.

crimepatongpoliceChineseviolence
By Waranya Prompinpiras

Friday 8 March 2019, 01:59PM


The investigation by Patong Police discovered that the assailant was, in fact, another man who became aware of the dispute in Cherng Talay.

Patong Police Chief Col Anotai Jindamanee told The Phuket News, “The Chinese female tourist who was assaulted did not come to Patong Police Station to file a complaint. She returned to China later the same morning.”

The incident, which occurred in the early hours of Wednesday Feb 27, involved four female Chinese tourists, one of whom was physically assaulted by a tuk-tuk driver when an argument broke out after the tourists were driven from Patong to Cherng Talay. (See story here.)

Col Anotai told The Phuket News, “Following the investigation, we know that an argument broke out between the tourists and the driver of their tuk-tuk over the fare.”

“But that tuk-tuk driver did not assault the tourists. Another man who witnessed the dispute became angry and got involved, assaulting one of the tourists.

QSI International School Phuket

Col Anotai confirmed that the investigation is ongoing as police gather enough evidence to bring appropriate charges to the assailant.

I have ordered Patong Police to coordinated with Thalang Hospital in obtaining a medical certificate for the tourist who was attacked in order to establish details of her injuries,” he explained.

I expect to receive the medical certificate soon.

Once I have the certificate, I will decide on the appropriate charges to bring to the assailant.” Col Anotai added.

The police chief declined to provide details about the new suspect or the tuk-tuk driver.

 

 

Comment on this story

* Please login to comment. If you do not have an account please register below by simply entering a username, password and email address. You can still leave your comment below at the same time.

Comments Here:
Comments Left:
# Characters
Username:
Password:
E-mail:
Security:

Kurt | 09 March 2019 - 19:35:02

The Patong police is so much intertwined with the local transport mafia, that it is not realistic to expect police is doing it's job as a normal society expect. Look at beach road, look at T-junction Bangla road-Tit 2000 road. It is all ..do what you like to do.. Police there just look, and click the numbers of appreciation.

Rorri_2 | 09 March 2019 - 06:40:51

Probably waiting another few months for any criminal records.... it seems the way it goes.

BenPendejo | 08 March 2019 - 15:08:21

Police, taxis, tuktuks, etc....all part of the same team...and all a scourge on Thailand tourism.  I just hope this gets good coverage in China, as Chinese people really need to be aware of what they can expect here on their cheap vacations.  These ladies should be thanksful they didn't go home in a box, like many of their other countrymen.

Kurt | 08 March 2019 - 14:17:49

 Another 4 chinese tourists went home, and express on cyber media what Phuket experience is. ''" They did not come to the police station to file a complain"..  Hello! Expected the ladies take a tuk tuk again from Thalang to Patong to file a complain?Guess ladies were already scared to take any Phuket transport after the horror experience.

Have a news tip-off? Click here

 

Phuket community
In Big Joke saga, border patrol boss gets last laugh

Perhaps a part time laugh? The moment he becomes original in handling matters ( which is needed to l...(Read More)


Italians, boat crew and guide all arrested for fishing in national park

As a foreigner, you expect going out with thai boat captain and a thai fishing guide for fishing tha...(Read More)


Patong Police call for calm after foreigner outburst over motorbike collision goes viral

Not surprised. The standards of tourists Thailand lets in nowadays is dismal. Just take the money do...(Read More)


Italians, boat crew and guide all arrested for fishing in national park

The fish caught were disposed of in a hole in the ground. Hahahaha. Yeah, right. Dinner for the park...(Read More)


Inspectors suspect foul play from Patong resorts

Inspections should be done without announcing that they go to inspect. Do 'surprise inspections&...(Read More)


Australian stabbed 12 times trying to protect Thai woman

Anyone who believes you can stab someone 12 times in "self-defense" is overdue for a spell...(Read More)


Italians, boat crew and guide all arrested for fishing in national park

Burn the boat as well. nearly 50 kg fish catched by only 2 sportfishers in a nationalpark?? Fishing ...(Read More)


King cobra female caught in Patong, 30 eggs missing from nest

Should have brought the eggs to the serial poster.As he likes to sit down,he could carefully hatch t...(Read More)


Boy, 14, killed as Phuket suffers worst Songkran road safety record in years

Wiesel, it is not about our minds. It is about the 'after' of accidents. People not able to ...(Read More)


Patong Police call for calm after foreigner outburst over motorbike collision goes viral

Haha, very funny outcome. Pay 30,000 thb on forehand? Show me the costs of motorbike repair & m...(Read More)