British Tourists Attacked by Three Thai Nationals in Pattaya
PATTAYA – Just days after a Polish man was attacked by a Thai Bouncer with a metal hook, three Thai men are under arrest for beating a British tourist who they say sexually harassing a young Thai Woman.
In a press conference today, police said the three men confessed to assaulting the 36-year-old British National.
One of the suspects, Khun Patipan, told police he attacked the British tourist because the man sexually harassed his sister while she was walking with her Finnish boyfriend. The woman phoned Patipan for help, and Patipan arrived at the scene with two of his friends, Pattana and Piyarat.
According to the Khaosod News , the British tourist was arguing with the Finnish man when the three Thais arrived at the scene. Pattana reportedly tried to tell the British man to leave, and then punched him when he refused.
The Briton sustained several bruises to his face in the attack and was sent to Pattaya Memorial Hospital for treatment.
According to the cashier of a convenience store, the intoxicated British man suddenly came running into the store and “begged for help” when the three young Thai men, came in and dragged him out and further attacked him outside the shop.
Pol.Col. Sukthat Pumphanmuang, superintendent of Mueang Pattaya Police Station said “The three young men stated that the reason they did it is because they were angry at the Brit for insulted them and that they had no intention of destroying the tourism atmosphere or damage “Pattaya’s Reputation”. They also apologized for what they have done.”
Pol.Col. Sukthat added that the Thai woman has also pressed sexual assault charge against the British tourist, they are now checking CCTV footage in order to further the investigation.
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