Kata Rocks
THE PAVILIONS PHUKET BRITISH INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL, PHUKET Kata Rocks
The Phuket News Novosti Phuket Khao Phuket

Login | Create Account | Search


Egyptian tourist slashed with a cleaver on Phuket’s renowned Muay Thai street

Egyptian tourist slashed with a cleaver on Phuket’s renowned Muay Thai street

PHUKET: A roti (pancake) vendor is facing charges of attempted murder and carrying a weapon in public for slashing an Egyptian tourist with a cleaver knife on Soi Ta-Iad in Chalong last night (July 19). After the attack the foreigner was rushed to a local hospital with a 7 cm gash on the back of his neck.

violencepolicecrime
By The Phuket News

Saturday 20 July 2019, 02:28PM


Police were notified of the slashing on Soi Ta-Iad at 7.40pm yesterday, July 19.

Officers led by Chalong Police Chief Col Therdthoon Sroisukphaphan and his deputy Lt Col Sanun Chanrong arrived at the scene in front of a Family Mart store to find a foreigner lying on the ground with a bleeding wound on the back of his neck.

Rescue workers rushed the man to a local hospital where he later underwent necessary surgery, says the report posted on Chalong Police Facebook page.

The report identified the victim as Makmoud Amr Mahmoud Abbas, 29, from Egypt.

phukethasbeengoodtous.org

The man who slashed Mr Abbas was present at the scene when police arrived. The report identified him as Surachai Raksub, 32, a local roti vendor originally from Lanta island in Krabi. The suspect was taken to Chalong Police Station for processing, his knife was seized as evidence.

Police have not elaborated on how Mr Surachai came to slashing Mr Abbas with his cleaver. Early reports in Thai media claimed that the foreigner was using foul language while waiting for his roti and this drove the vendor mad. Enraged, he grabbed the cleaver and attacked the customer.

The police report contains no information about Mr Abbas's current condition or possible charges against Mr Surachai. Yet police shared a photo of the suspect with a white board saying "attempted murder, carring a weapon in public".

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.

CAPTCHA

MartinK | 21 July 2019 - 07:45:30

Oh he used foul language while waiting buying a roti from the guy?  I suppose that is fine as long as he paid before his slashing. No charges for slasher but fine the customer 500 baht for bad language.

Have a news tip-off? Click here

 

Phuket community
Phuket driver ploughs through speed-limit sign while picking up phone

Sorry to hear that this reckless ass walked away unscathed. As a result, no lesson will be learned,...(Read More)


Chinese tourists rescued from Phuket surf die in hospital

The continued death toll of drowning tourists sends a clear international message that Phuket offici...(Read More)


Chinese tourists rescued from Phuket surf die in hospital

Seems like the hospital of death, doesn't this make it 3, in a week, at the same hospital, under...(Read More)


Phuket driver ploughs through speed-limit sign while picking up phone

And this are the idiots you unexpected can 'meet' when you just drive on Phuket roads. You n...(Read More)


Woman escapes serious injury as motorbike crushed by truck in front of hospital

When all road users on Phuket, regardless thai or foreigner, obey traffic laws, speed advices, and s...(Read More)


Woman escapes serious injury as motorbike crushed by truck in front of hospital

A typical thai road situation. Truck driving to much at middle of the road, not respecting the yello...(Read More)


Husband flees wife with their winning lottery ticket

Funny story, Lovely! Joke of the day: " Go to Court"! Hahaha....(Read More)


Large leatherback turtle lays eggs on Thai Mueang Beach

With all the lighting on all the beaches all night long, the creature likely cannot tell the differe...(Read More)


Royal rainmakers halt Phuket cloud-seeding operations

So..."Rainmaking operations ... have been operating continuously for eight months". Congr...(Read More)


Phuket Opinion: This cannot be tolerated

Yes seht1912, you are right. And what makes it that thai people see it as something normal, and beha...(Read More)