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No gun used in teen attack in Phuket Town: Police

No gun used in teen attack in Phuket Town: Police

PHUKET: Teenagers assaulting another teen on a small backstreet in Phuket Town on Monday night (Sept 7) did not involve any firearms. Phuket City Police have confirmed.

By Eakkapop Thongtub

Wednesday 9 September 2020, 04:53PM

The incident occurred in Soi Nimit 2 at about 9pm, Phuket City Police Chief Col Theerawat Liamsuwan told the press yesterday after a video recording of the assault made national news and was played repeatedly by many Thai news agencies, including state news broadcaster MCOT.

A resident in the street video recorded the attack with a mobile phone, then called the police on the 191 hotline, Lt Col Theerwat explained.

The owner of the commercial building where the altercation took place – coincidentally in front of a building that is home to the “Sexy Nights Exclusive Club” – had explained that there are CCTV cameras fitted to the front of the building, but they have not been connected, Lt Col Theerawat continued.

The video shows four teenagers gathered in front of the building. At first the group were talking, but then several members of the group started attacking one of the four, he added.

During the attack, a sound like a gun firing could be heard when one of the attackers swings an object at the victim, who was already on the ground beside a parked car. The attackers then carried the collapsed teen into a car waiting across the street and left the scene.


Col Bandit Khaosutham, Chief of the Phuket Provincial Police Investigation Division, said that police had already tracked down the young man attacked in the incident.

“I have already found the victim in the video clip and questioned him. He explained that it was just a small argument about a woman in his gang.

“He does not want police to prosecute his friends,” he added, explaining that no charges will be pressed for the attack.

“As for the sound of the gun being fired, the sound came from a piece of PVC pipe that was used to beat him,” Col Bandit said.

From the video, the piece of PVC pipe hit the parked car beside where the victmi was sitting.

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Pascale | 13 September 2020 - 11:03:12

Kurt,read the article. The victim did not complain and did not want the police to prosecute his friends.Therefore no need to bother any court etc. with this case.

Kurt | 12 September 2020 - 14:36:49

Jor12, people committing crimes not complain. However, (R)TP has to enforce the law. Complains or no complains from people who violate the laws. Strange happening, smells to buying of (R)TP. This was more serious than 14 persons playing peacefully carrd. They did not complain. Reminds me of the Pattaya case were retiree club was playing openly bridge in day time and were arrested. 

Jor12 | 11 September 2020 - 18:39:06

k...with what offences will Police charge anyone....given that there are no complaints?

Kurt | 11 September 2020 - 11:55:14

CCTV cams, not connected. No surprise.Hahaha. Is a PVC pipe not a weapen when used in a fight?  What made (R)TP not charged/arrested according the law ? The law is very clear in these things.
Here was more reason for arrests than in a den were 14 people were peacefully playing 'illegal'card. Complete absence of priority thinking among law enforcement people.


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