PHUKET: Dramatic security camera footage of a beating and stabbing by a gang of four teens has helped Phuket police to quickly capture all gang members.
Silert Pong-Arun, 24, was stabbed in the stomach with a sharpened steel rod and bashed with a length of wood outside the Chalerm Air air conditioning store in Moo 2, Karon, about 8pm on Thursday.
The security camera footage shows the gang members repeatedly kicking him and beating him as he lay on the ground.
Khun Silert was taken to Vachira Phuket Hospital in Phuket City and treated for his wounds. According to police, he was drunk and something he said provoked the gang to attack.
After viewing security camera footage from the shop, officers from Karon Police Station questioned 19-year-old Amorn Patkor about 2.30pm yesterday.
Amorn lives near the shop. Soon after, police were able to arrest two 16-year-old youths and a 17-year-old.
As minors their identity cannot be revealed. All four have confessed and were due to appear in court today.