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Patong pub security guards arrested for fatal stabbing of Frenchman

PHUKET: Two Patong pub security guards were arrested yesterday (Mar 23) for a stabbing incident in Soi Sansabai in the early hours of yesterday morning which left a French tourist dead and a second tourist wounded.

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Thursday 24 March 2016, 11:34AM

The main suspect, 33-year-old Somporn Kakkaew, confessed to police that the stabbing took place because he believed he was going to lose a fight with the two tourists, named as French national Akim Boukheddouma, 24, (the deceased) and 23-year-old Moroccan, Said Missoury.

Lt Col Suthichai Tienpo from Kathu Police, together with tourist police, investigated the incident and after checking CCTV footage from the area discovered that Somporn had an accomplice who joined the fight just before the stabbing took place.

The investigation led to the arrest of 30-year-old Somkit Lemut, who police learned worked at the same pub in Soi Sansabai as Somporn.

Somkit told police that while he was inside the pub getting ready to close, he noticed Somporn arguing and fighting with two tourists outside.

He went to help Somporn after seeing him being attacked, when suddenly Somporn pulled out a knife and stabbed one of the men.

He also told police that the tourist attempted to take the knife from Somporn which resulted in both Somporn and the tourist sustaining knife wounds.

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“The two tourists ran towards a hotel about 200 metres from where the incident took place. I took Somporn to hospital and on the way dumped our bloody clothes in a rubbish bin on Taweewong Rd,” Somkit told police.

Lt Col Suthichai explained: “I went to Vachira Hospital after learning that Somporn had been admitted there for a knife wound to his wrist. I was told that he had lost a lot of blood because the wound was on the main artery so we had officers monitor him while he received treatment.

“Somporn told us that he had just finished work and was heading home on his motorbike when two drunk tourists lurched into his bike. They accused him of driving his motorbike into them before an argument ensued, which escalated into a fight,” he said.

Somporn told police: “Even though Somkit came to help me, I realised I was not going to win the fight because both tourists were stronger than us so I decided to use the weapon.”

Lt Col Suthichai concluded, “Both men confessed and gave details of the incident, which matches the CCTV footage we obtained. We have all the evidence including the knife and key witnesses. Both men will be punished according to law.”

Somkit now faces a charge of accessory to assault causing death and injury, while Somporn will be charged with murder and assault causing death and injury.



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Joe12 | 25 March 2016 - 22:10:44

Kurt...What is so different about violence in Phuket than any other city in the World? Check statistics, that way you won't make such wild unfounded remarks. Where's your evidence that Tuk Tuk pay protection money? 

How on earth do you conclude that "security guards not understand the essence of their job." 

I can't understand why you keep writing such unequivical rubbish. 

Again, a poor man has lost his life in tragic circumstances, which  is something that happens anywhere in world.

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stegee | 24 March 2016 - 22:45:55

@simon01- where are you getting your info from? certainly not the above article.. nowhere is tai pan mentioned.. the 2 accused work  "worked at the same pub in Soi Sansabai".. NOT tai pan.. 

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Honeymooners | 24 March 2016 - 16:40:13

I was there with two others that night and the guy on the motorbike sped past us going too fast and way too close to the pedestrians as they walked home at the end of the night.  He rode straight into the middle of a bunch of people. Two of whom took exception to his negligent driving behavior. If he's a guard and drives this way home at this time every night then he should have known better than to drive so fast and so close to everyone. 

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Kurt | 24 March 2016 - 15:25:42

Richard Vickers,  
Now we just hold our breath or his highness Joe12 will comment on our comments with his irrelevant writing.
Being 'cheap carlie'.

The notorious person who never, never write an comment himself. 
Nothing contributes himself. Just sarcasm and insults.

Most probably he has no clue/understanding of Thailand at all.
At least his comments on our comments show that already long time.
Well, other commenting people here already feel the same.

Probably time to start a 'cordon sanitaire' ?
Not react anymore on a person who never writes a comment himself? 

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Kurt | 24 March 2016 - 13:53:36

Well, to read that the culprit is a security guard is somehow shocking, but also not very shocking on Phuket.

Often they assist illegally tuk tuk drivers in chasing away private cars from public parking places, so the tuk tuk can park there.
Of course the tuk tuk drivers pay them for that.

Many Patong security guards not understand the essence of their job, due to poor education and lack of proper training and checks on their work performance.

It proves it is good that the present thai government is doing a very right thing to order upgrade of security guards nation wide, by demanding a minimum education, skilss /training and yes/no having any criminal record.

The Phuket gun & knife scene is getting out of hand.
Phuket becomes more and more dangerous.

For a simple matter you can get killed on Phuket, see this story.

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Richard Vickers | 24 March 2016 - 12:51:24

No surprise here, as "quality tourists" are generally not encountered at that hour.  Just low-life trouble making offensive and obnoxious French-arab idiots that we see every day.  Mix that with a couple punk-ass bar thugs that are eager for conflict and prone to violence... and here is what you get.  I have no sympathy or concern for any of the parties involved.

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slippery snake | 24 March 2016 - 12:05:23

Now these guys will face long prison terms for pulling a knife and killing someone ?? why not just say sorry and move on from the incident and with your life ??  crazy , all for nothing really. 

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simon01 | 24 March 2016 - 12:04:56

TaI Pan again. A few years ago this was a great place. Then 2 years ago the security changes and became rude and aggressive. Tai Pan used to be the friendliest place bar none and the security were good fun people. Why they changed from employing great staff and changes to employing armed thugs is anyones guess. Sure not a good move for attracting tourists.

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