Upon arriving at the scene Capt Thawatchai said.“He had no shirt on and his friend was in a panic.”
Police arrested three Thai teenagers who tried to flee, including a 15-year-old who later confessed to stabbing Mr House.
“The teenager confessed, but said that the Australians were drunk and said something that made him angry while he was sitting with his two friends,” Capt Thawatchai said.
The teenager also alleged that Mr House smashed a bottle and stabbed one of the teen’s two friends in the back first.
Both the stabbed Thai teenager and Mr House were taken to Patong Hospital for treatment, Capt Thawatchai confirmed.
“We will press charges against both of them,” he said. “But we will wait until the Australian recovers before we formally charge him.
“The 15-year-old has been released. He, too, will face charges later.”