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The Australian, stabbed with a broken bottle, being treated last night

Aussie Tourist, Schoolboy Stabbed With Broken Bottles in Patong Fight

Friday, September 26, 2014
PHUKET: An Australian tourist and a Thai schoolboy were stabbed with broken bottles in an altercation in Phuket's Patong nightlife district late last night.

The stabbed Australian, aged, 23, faces arrest once he completes treatment in a Phuket City hospital for a wound to his ribs.

A student aged 15 is also being treated in a hospital for a broken bottle stab wound to the back.

A second 15-year-old boy has been released into the custody of his parents and is likely to face charges.

It's understood that the Australian and the boys, students at Phuket City Technical College, had provided entirely different accounts of what happened in the altercation.

According to the three boys, they were setting off firecrackers along beach road about 11pm opposite the Baanthai Beach Resort when the Australian man and a friend, stripped to the waist, walked by on their way back from Soi Bangla.

The boys said the Aussie man started an altercation and the boys walked away, but the Australian man broke a bottle and stabbed one of them in the back.

At that point, a second boy also broke a bottle and stabbed the Aussie in the ribs. The boys ran off.

Patrol police were quickly on the scene and the Australian's wounds were treated. Patrol police quickly apprehended the three boys.

Both the wounded boy and the Australian were taken to Patong Hospital then transferred to hospitals in Phuket City. Officers from Kathu Police Station are investigating.

Violent incidents in Patong are seldom reported and local police prefer to mediate disputes where tourists are involved.

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Phuket has new laws in place; Curfew for minors! All minors are to be home by 10pm and not allowed on streets to help stop stabbings, robbongs, drugs, etc.. Why were these boys out popping fireworks at 11pm???

Posted by Anonymous on September 26, 2014 19:31

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Yippee! High season is coming and the Jetstar bogans with it.

Wonderful.

Another reason not to visit Patong.

Posted by Smithy on September 26, 2014 23:55

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Getting wasted on holiday is a young man's game. Most of us figure it out later than sooner. I am no quick learner myself.

Posted by farang888 on September 27, 2014 01:47

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What is the Aussie's version of events?

Posted by JustSomeGuy on September 27, 2014 06:46

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what was the australian's 'entirely different account' of events??
or didn't you bother to ask??

Posted by another steve on September 27, 2014 07:21

Editor Comment:

My my, you not only have high expectations from your free online news service, you demand miracles as well. Send us your subscription fee and we'll answer your question. Alternatively, find the answer somewhere else . . .

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Farang888,

I would suggest that every generation goes through this life stage. The difference being that nowadays, knives, broken bottles and even guns are used so the results and repercussions are permanent.

Decades ago, the same occurred and you woke up with a black eye and a few bruises rather than facing years in gaol or manslaughter type charges.

Hundreds of years prior, the loser probably had to find himself a new cave, a new mate, and do so with his tail in between his legs.

Posted by Manowar on September 27, 2014 07:27

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The boys's story is totally unbelievable. If they were setting of firecrackers in the direction of the Australians the whole thing would make much more sense.

Posted by stevenl on September 27, 2014 08:34

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How fortunate we all are that you are intimately acquainted with the details of this incident, sevenl, so knowledgeable about what took place that you can give us a security-camera style version of events as recorded through your mind's eye.

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AUSSIE AUSSIE AUSSIE!!!!! one can wonder what happens down there to defect their genes... Tjernobyl took a turn to Australia?

Posted by frog on September 27, 2014 12:43

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@ editor
Please reread my comment, and you'll see that I nowhere give an account of what happened nor of what I think has happened. I did give an explanation which would explain an attack though.

Posted by stevenl on September 27, 2014 14:30

Editor Comment:

The article doesn't favor either side and our reporter - and readers - don't know enough of the facts to make assumptions or judgements. Unless you were there, ''explanations'' are pointless. Best wait to see the outcome.

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Teenagers, saving face/acting macho, stab tourist for complaining about the noise. Believable.

Drunk tourist overreacts to irritable loud noise, breaks a bottle, one thing leads to another and he stabs a boy. Also believable.

Second boy stabs tourist in abdomen. Scared ? Vengeance for friend ? Or a wanna be 'bad man' ?

All plausible.

Posted by James on September 27, 2014 20:38

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The tourist was stabbed in the ribs. The boy was stabbed in the back. That's about it when it comes to known facts.

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"Decades ago, the same occurred and you woke up with a black eye and a few bruises.."

True Manowar - was it really decades ago? I never had a chip on my shoulder - just a whole lumberyard.

Notice how a good big man is still considered better than a good little man in society? - even for jobs like high school principal?

signed

Little man's disease

Posted by farang888 on September 27, 2014 22:03

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What the hell is going on now a days seems the violence keeps on spreading.When will this idiotic behaviour comes to a end oh i know when the world see's to exist, hmmm wishfull thinking i guess, Sjeez!

Posted by ThailandFan on September 28, 2014 20:15


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