Foreigner stabbed in Pattaya refuses hospital treatment

An unidentified foreign man was stabbed near Walking Street in Pattaya in the early hours of yesterday morning. Despite bleeding heavily, the man refused to get his wounds treated at hospital. He refused to explain what happened or give personal details to the police.

Eyewitnesses told police that a physical fight broke out between two foreign men who had been arguing outside a bar near Walking Street in South Pattaya at around 1am yesterday morning. Then, one of the men pulled out a weapon “similar to a knife” and slashed the other man’s arms causing him to bleed heavily. The assailant fled the scene.

The injured man sought help at Walking Street where rescue workers at a tourist booth bandaged up his arms to stop the bleeding. When rescue workers offered to take him to the hospital, he refused to go. He also refused to to file a police report or give any details about what happened to police. The victim’s friend, who also refused to speak to police, helped to take him home.

After the incident happened at around 1am, police shut down all entertainment venues for the night. Nightlife venues are supposed to be closed by midnight anyway according to Thailand’s current Covid-19 restrictions, and police said they would be sure to enforce the rule in future. On Friday, Thailand’s Centre Covid-19 Situation Administration – the CCSA – extended closing times of bars and nightclubs until 2am, and 1am in some places. However, the new closing times are not yet effective and are expected to come into effect on July 1.

The police said they will be checking all CCTV cameras to help them identify both foreigners. Police will summon both parties to the police station so they can investigate the incident further.

SOURCE: The Pattaya News

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Leah is a translator and news writer for the Thaiger. Leah studied East Asian Religions and Thai Studies at the University of Leeds and Chiang Mai University. Leah covers crime, politics, environment, human rights, entertainment, travel and culture in Thailand and southeast Asia.