Speaking to The Phuket News today (Oct 8), Col Pakkayot Tanongsak of the Chalong Police confirmed that officers are investigating an assault on German tourist Patrick Starke by four suspects with weapons at 10:30pm on Sept 27.
The attack, which left Mr Starke with wounds to head and arms, was caught on CCTV from in front of a 7-Eleven near Soi 11 Sai Yuan Rd in Rawai.
Col Pakkayot said, “Police will seek arrest warrants from images caught on CCTV. Now we are waiting for the names of the four suspects who attacked the tourist. I expect the arrest warrants to be ready in this week.
He added, “We have learned that prior to the attack, the tourist was acting crazy because he was drunk. He then came across the four suspects who decided to attack him.
“We are trying our best to help the tourist because he sustained quite bad injuries.”