The Phuket News Novosti Phuket Khao Phuket

Login | Create Account | Search

Australian man found dead in Patong

PHUKET: An Australian man was found dead from apparent suicide at his rented room on Nanai Rd in Patong today (June 1).

By Eakkapop Thongtub

Tuesday 1 June 2021, 07:21PM

The revolver found at the scene. Photo: Patong Police

The revolver found at the scene. Photo: Patong Police

Patong Police were called to the residence just after 6pm.

Officers arrived to find the man, a 62-year-old from the Australian state of Victoria, slumped over in a chair. A revolver was on the floor nearby

Patong Police noted in their report that a letter was found beside the man’s passport on a table nearby.

The letter detailed constant harassment by another foreigner on the island, and inaction by authorities to act on a formal complaint he had filed with the Patong Police.

Dive Supply Co., Ltd.

The letter identified the man, and claimed that the man had sold him the gun.

The time of death was estimated to be 4pm.

Police are continuing their investigation, noted the report.

The room where the man was found is to be examined thoroughly and officers are waiting on the results of a post-mortem examination by doctors at Patong Hospital, the report concluded.

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.


Be the first to comment.


Have a news tip-off? Click here


Phuket community
Phuket Sandbox: Are we ready?

....Does anyone know a foreign pensioner who is vaccinated? Or a Thai person not registered on Phuke...(Read More)

Govt confirms Phuket 62% vaccinated

30.14% does even cut it against a target requirement of 70%. Who do they think they are conning?...(Read More)

Phuket Sandbox: Are we ready?

...It makes the words 'opening up a joke......(Read More)

Phuket Sandbox: Are we ready?

As long 'we' almost daily flip-flop the rules for proposed tourists 'we' are not rea...(Read More)

Phuket Sandbox: Are we ready?

THE GREAT PHUKET HOAX. A red flagged nation with just 30.3% of Phuket residents fully vaccinated. ...(Read More)

Phuket Sandbox: Are we ready?

When a shop has a sign that entering requires a face mask than thai shop staff should show the custo...(Read More)

Outrage over blacktip reef sharks sold at Phuket fish market

I don't think "protection" is in their vernacular. It they can capitalize, they will s...(Read More)

Outrage over blacktip reef sharks sold at Phuket fish market

Great that the Blacktip shark will finally become protected in Thailand. Hope same for Hammer- and L...(Read More)

CCSA issues new colour-coded COVID province ranking

And how to control/check the traveling between a 'dark red' and a yellow province? As in ma...(Read More)