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Tourist beaten with sticks on Phi Phi, two detained

Tourist beaten with sticks on Phi Phi, two detained

KRABI: Police have detained two young suspects in the attack on an American man who tried to stop a thief making off with a purse on the beach on Koh Phi Phi last Saturday (Mar 9).

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By Bangkok Post

Friday 15 March 2019, 04:03PM


American tourist Stephen Trimble shows marks on his back after he was attacked on Koh Phi Phi on March 9. Photo taken from @Trimbleezy

American tourist Stephen Trimble shows marks on his back after he was attacked on Koh Phi Phi on March 9. Photo taken from @Trimbleezy

American tourist Stephen Trimble, 26, posted details of the incident on his Instagram and Facebook pages on Tuesday (Mar 12).

Pol Maj Gen Sakchai Limcharoen, chief of Krabi police, went to Phi Phi on Friday to follow up the progress in the investigation.

The provincial police chief said local police told him the tourist looked very dazed when he approached a policeman to report the attack and was told to go to the station the following day to file a complaint. But he did not return.

Police went to look for him and were told he had already left for Koh Pha-Ngan in Surat Thani, Thai media reported.

The incident happened on the night of March 9.

On his Facebook page, the American freelance photographer posted a story detailing the incident: “A few nights ago on the beach in Phi Phi, I stopped a local from stealing some girl’s purse on the beach. Things quickly went downhill from there! The girl was in the water and left her things on the sand. A perfect day payday for a piece of shit low life thief preying on a tourist.”

He wrote that the man walked off quickly while going through the purse. Trimble said he yelled at the man to stop and he eventually threw it down and walked away. Shortly after, the man returned with three friends armed with wooden sticks and a kayak paddle. They came straight at him and attacked him, he said.

The tourist said he was bleeding heavily from his head, arms and leg. He walked to the nearest beach hostel to get help and came across a police officer. He explained to him what happened, but was told to come to the station the next day to report the incident, he wrote on his Facebook page, Trimbleezy Photography, @trimbleezy.

Pol Maj Gen Sakchai said there were three suspects. One of them, a 17-year-old, had been arrested.  Police were hunting down the two others, examining footage from closed-circuit television cameras and questioning a doctor and nurses at a clinic where the tourist was treated for his injuries

Koh Pha-Ngan police and tourist police had been asked to help locate the tourist and tell him to file a complaint, the Krabi police chief said.

Pol Lt Col Chokdee Mabangyang, chief inspector at Koh Phi Phi police, said later a second suspect had been detained for questioning. The investigation was ongoing.

Se original story here.

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BigA | 16 March 2019 - 09:05:10

The only one I saw a policeman on Pi Pi was some 10 years ago walking my dog a big gentle Labrador on the main walk some cat got scared and somebody call the police ,he was there in 5 min. on a motorbike had a look at the big dog and keep on  driving whit out a word. So much for police protection on Pi Pi! This guy was right to leave the island!! Horst

Crusader79 | 16 March 2019 - 07:54:58

At least they were smiling.

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