Friday, 9 September 2016

9/09/2016 02:48:00 pm
Foreign tourists bashed, robbed in Pattaya 

Three foreign tourists were physically assaulted in two separate incidents on Thursday night in the resort town of Pattaya.

A Swedish tourist lies unconscious after being attacked on LK Metro Road, Pattaya, early on Friday morning. He was given first aid and recovered.
In the same night, a motorcycle taxi allegedly robbed his Russian passenger, and police said a Japanese and a Swedish tourists were attacked by two Thai men previously linked to assault of a foreigner.

The men were from Japan and Sweden, and the woman from Russia. Takayuki Kameyama, 41, who was visiting Pattaya for the first time, was knocked down by two Thai men on LK Metro Road about 2.30am. The Swede, identified only as Stephen, 44, witnessed the attack and tried to help the Japanese, but he was knocked out by a kick to his chin. The Japanese tourist suffered a deep cut in his mouth. 

The thugs took about 5,000 baht in cash and ran off with a Thai woman

According to police, the victim in the first incident was a 28-year-old Russian woman who said she hired a motorcycle taxi from Walking Street to her hotel who ended up taking her to a secluded area and robbing her.

Police said they’re looking for the perpetrator.

Police officers question a waitress at a bar where two foreign tourists were assaulted Thursday night in Pattaya.
Police also said they arrested two Thai men for physical assaults. According to a police report, Pattana Muengsang and Patipan Tuekwamsue first punched the Japanese tourist in a bar in Soi LK Metro, and when the Swedish tourist intervened, they attacked him too.

The motive behind the attack was not immediately clear.

Police said they later arrested Pattana, 24, and Patipan, 28, who appeared to be heavily intoxicated. They denied the allegations.

Pattaya police station chief Apichai Klobpetch was unavailable for comment.

Source: BKK

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