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Russian assaulted at Central intersection

PHUKET: A Russian man who was beaten in an assault at the Darasamut Intersection, in front of the Central Phuket shopping mall, late last month has made a public appeal in the hope of finding his attackers.

By The Phuket News

Wednesday 21 December 2022, 11:40AM

The man reported the assault to Wichit Police on Nov 26. The assault occurred at 1:50pm that day, Novosti Phuketa, the Russian-language sister newspaper to The Phuket News, reported yesterday (Dec 20).

According to the report to police, the man and his Russian assailants were on small motorbikes waiting at the traffic lights when the assault occurred.

He added that he was not familiar with the attackers and that he had not had conflict with them before.

The report, filed at 11:50pm on Nov 26, was recorded as formally received by Lt Col Wirayut Thansirisukvorakun.

The injured Russian attached to his statement to police evidence of his physical injuries.

However, the Russian man has since received from police no progress in finding the attackers.

“I have only one goal now. Find the culprits,” the Russian man told Novosti Phuketa.

“We contacted the police. They said, ‘OK, we’ll look at the cameras, we’ll find them by the numbers [of the motorcycle],” he added.

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“A week later, I called them, they said that they couldn’t find it, because they said the attack allegedly at night, and that the [licence] numbers and faces were not visible, although it was at two in the afternoon at one of the most significant intersections in Phuket,” the man said.

The statement to police did not indicate what may have motivated the attack.

However, posts on social media, including a video showing the incident, noted that the attackers were natives of one of the southern regions of Russia. The men made impolite remarks to the passenger of the victim. He answered them with a gesture (also rude), after which the conflict quickly turned into a physical altercation.

A video posted online showed how one of the two men beat the Russian while he was still on the ground. His companion just stood by and watched. The motorbike of the battered man lay on the road nearby.

The attack stopped only after the intervention of another motorcyclist.

The attackers left the scene together on a yellow scooter, by appearance was a Yamaha X-Max.

One of the attackers was wearing a tank top, the other was not wearing a shirt.

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harald | 23 December 2022 - 22:10:36

according to phuket police officers, the worst drivers are those from france in 1st place, 2nd place italians, 3rd place brits, 4th place usa, 5th place arabs and 6th place from holland. as police officers said, many bikes are rented with particularly powerful engines, where they can't even handle a small honda click :-D

harald | 22 December 2022 - 17:40:38

@Capricorn you forgot to tell a huge number of tourists from the west can no longer afford a vacation in thailand because they were punished by the sanctions with which politicians in the west punished their people as servants of the terror state usa :-D

harald | 22 December 2022 - 17:31:59

@Captain Jackdas is just a pipe dream on your part because only around 30 are taking part in sanctions against russia. over 160 countries in the world are neutral or pro-russia. Russians are also very welcome in these countries. these countries also supply russia with spare parts for planes from boeeing and airbus :-D

DeKaaskopp | 22 December 2022 - 15:24:19

@JohnC   Utter nonsense ! Have you ever been in a Muay Thai/ MMA camp ?Obviously not. And Russians are actually not known for being heavily tattooed . That prize goes to citizens of other countries. Btw, I can't see any tattoos on the attackers body.

DeKaaskopp | 22 December 2022 - 15:13:36

Wow Timothy ! Just by looking at motorcycle driver you are able to know their nationality . Respect ! With such a clairvoyant ability you could perform in every Tv -show .

JohnC | 22 December 2022 - 09:17:59

Not something related to Russian only, just the vast majority of them. Most of the martial arts tossers that come here are Russian or eastern block European males thinking they are 'macho' taking their shirts off everywhere and subjecting us to their very ugly ink covering most of their skin. Totally revolting just like their attitudes. Thailand, you reap what you sow!

Kurt | 22 December 2022 - 09:13:25

No one in Government or TAT talks now about 'quality tourists'. Every cent, penny, ruble is welcome. Even Villa Market accepts tourists in shop in bathing dress. No shop talks with them about face mask either. High Season is a 'Thai low standards' period.

solar_serfer | 21 December 2022 - 22:58:05

Timothy, the "thugs" you probably relate to are mostly Aussies and US citizens who train in martial arts and have a very cocky personality and red neck written all over.)

Capricornball | 21 December 2022 - 20:38:38

The good new, Russian on Russian. The bad news, thugs like these have infiltrated every nook and cranny of this island, and have lowered the attractiveness of Phuket as a quality vacation place. While I remind myself that tourism was very active before covid, the current throngs of boorish people seems worse than ever. Bottom of the barrel for sure.

Timothy | 21 December 2022 - 17:46:22

Everyday I see Russians looking thugs riding around like maniacs on  motorbikes. You have to do your best to avoid hitting them as they swerve around traffic in a super aggressive and dangerous manner. Thailand decided to "lure" these thugs into  Thailand. Now what? TAT decided to sell out to the very bottom of the barrel as far as tourists go, not "quality tourists". 

GerryT81 | 21 December 2022 - 17:32:12

C'mon CaptainJack ! You can see foreigners beating each other up at many night spots around Thailand. Not something related to Russians only. Many times drunk Brits or Aussies involved. And riding without a shirt isn't really uncommon among expats or tourists of every nation . I see those  idiots every day.

CaptainJack69 | 21 December 2022 - 16:52:45

Russian on Russian violence... because one of the guys allegedly gave a rude gesture... 2 on 1 attack... riding around with no shirt on.

Well, Thailand, you get what you get when you welcome these guys even though every other country in the world is banning them. So long as they bring all their precious rubles right?

Old guy | 21 December 2022 - 14:55:41

Remember, this is Thailand, so... Russian on Russian = no police action. Thai on Russian, even less.
Clear videos in daylight, that show everything yet useless.    
Maybe, those 100 women volunteers should handle everything. 


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