THE PAVILIONS PHUKET BRITISH INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL, PHUKET Kata Rocks
Login | Create Account Poll Currency Weather Facebook Youtube Search

Tattoo artist charged with killing Frenchman in Bangkok

BANGKOK: A tattoo artist has been arrested and charged with killing a French tourist who intervened in a brawl between the suspect and another Frenchman in Bangkok early today (May 3).

crimedeathmurderpolicetourismviolence
By Bangkok Post

Thursday 3 May 2018, 04:53PM


Rescue volunteers take the body of the 24-year-old French tourist, a former exchange student, from the Flapping Duck guesthouse in Bangkok’s Phra Nakhon district. Photo: Screengrab from Amarin TV

Rescue volunteers take the body of the 24-year-old French tourist, a former exchange student, from the Flapping Duck guesthouse in Bangkok’s Phra Nakhon district. Photo: Screengrab from Amarin TV

The 24-year-old French national, whose name was withheld pending notification of relatives, was stabbed in his left chest about 3am in front of the Flapping Duck guesthouse on Lamphu Rd in Sam Sen Nai area of Phra Nakhon district, according to Lt Kanya Premtha, deputy investigation chief at Chana Songkhram Police Station.

A woman who witnessed the attack, Maninee Promnat, 30, told police called to the scene that she knew the slain tourist, who stayed at the guesthouse.

She and her friends were drinking in the bar at the front of the guesthouse. A man identified only as Pae and his friends came into the bar and they sat at a table next to hers.

After the bar closed, she remained there, and then heard a loud altercation nearby. She saw Pae quarrelling with a Frenchman on a bridge over Bang Lamphu canal.

She and other people went to separate the two men, hoping to end the quarrel. Pae left, but returned shortly after carrying a knife and walked towards the Frenchman.

The French victim, who was reading in front of the guesthouse, ran over to intervene, and chaos erupted, she said. He received a severe stab wound and collapsed to the ground. Pae fled.

Guesthouse owner Eskimo Meenin, 35, said the French victim had been staying there for five days. He was a former exchange student, loved Thailand and was a regular visitor to the country.

Pae was a Thai tattoo artist who had just returned from abroad. He regularly travelled between Thailand and Switzerland.

The Frenchman apparently saw Pae urinating into Bang Lamphu canal from the bridge and told him he should not do that, sparking the quarrel that led to the fatal stabbing of his friend.

Pae fled towards Phra Arthit Rd, but was later apprehended by police, Thai media reported.

The suspect was taken to Chana Songkhram Police Station for interrogation and legal action.

Raed original story here.

 

 

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.

Comments Here:
Comments Left:
# Characters
Username:
Password:
E-mail:
Security:

Be the first to comment.

Have a news tip-off? Click here

 

Phuket community
Amnesty strips Aung San Suu Kyi of highest honour

Very Good! Pity that Nobel Price regulations not able to cancel/take back a Nobel Price. Perhaps wi...(Read More)


Phuket man nabbed with over 52,000 ya bah pills, ya ice

Many coffee shops closing down,rules of selling weed getting stricter.They are tolerant towards soft...(Read More)


Finances blamed for Phuket DJ suicide

Dekas,you nailed it ! Whenever i thought it can't get any lower here,the one person comes up and...(Read More)


Amnesty strips Aung San Suu Kyi of highest honour

It is usually a terrible mistake to use role models to promote progressive agendas. It usually back...(Read More)


Weather warning for Phuket remains in effect

Hardly any rain last few days, and almost no wind. Strange weather report. So, how are things going ...(Read More)


Finances blamed for Phuket DJ suicide

@ Wiesel, I love Thailand and the thai people. I not like thai officials incompetence, lack of law ...(Read More)


Phuket man nabbed with over 52,000 ya bah pills, ya ice

Pascale, like me, you could have seen BBC World and CNN about the Dutch tolerance, and thai visitors...(Read More)


Wildlife officials arrest slow loris tout at Bang Tao Beach

7 RTP officers ( in office) on a slow loris case. A case brought up mostly by others ( tourists) as ...(Read More)


Finances blamed for Phuket DJ suicide

@DEK, so, it is not a campaign against officials, they campaign against themselves all the time, you...(Read More)


Finances blamed for Phuket DJ suicide

@ DEK, understand many jobs gone/going due to the official regimental small thinker tourist approach...(Read More)