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Man ties up mother, abducts 18 year old daughter in Hua Hin

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Thai Rath is reporting that Police have arrested a man who tied up a Hua Hin cleaner then abducted her daughter from a foreigner’s house. The incident happened last Tuesday in Hua Hin.

The mother and daughter were working as cleaners for the house but were confronted at knife point by the intruder. The man is reported to have tied the mother to the stairwell before attempting to sexually assault her daughter and then forcing her to drive away on the motorcycle owned by the mother. The 18 year old daughter was let go near a Car Care business and the suspect fled on the bike.

The hunt for the man traversed across the country from Hua Hin to Bangkok then to Udon Thani.

The Prajuab Khiri Khan deputy police chief, Pol Col Nirandorn Sirisangchai, said the case was very serious and that the public demanded quick action. Many police jurisdictions were involved in the hunt resulting in the arrest of 23 year old Watcharapong Waraha who was registered as living in the Pahonyothin area of Phayathai in Bangkok.

The 23 year old was finally tracked down to an address in Udon Thani and taken into custody on a warrant. He was found in possession of the mobile phone stolen from the mother. He confessed to the crime saying that he dumped the stolen motorcycle by the toilets at Hua Hin railway station before boarding a train to Hualampong station in Bangkok. From there he traveled to Udon Thani where he was arrested.

Watcharapong had ten other cases of theft on his records.

SOURCE: Thai Rath

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High waves, peaking at 2 to 4 metres, hit Prachuap Khiri Khan’s coastal beaches, gushing over the breakwater and flooding some spots of the beachside road.

Beachfront shops and restaurants have been temporarily closed while all on-water activities are prohibited in the affected areas. Over 100 fishing boats and small boats have moored in the areas around the Khao Ta Mong Lai Mountains to shelter from the strong winds.

Swimming and other water activities are prohibited at Bang Saphan district’s Ban Krut Beach, one of the province’s most popular tourist destinations, due to the dangerous conditions.

The Prachuap Khiri Khan Governor recently warned coastal residents about the potentially dangerous strong winds.

The Thai Meteorological Department issued warnings yesterday that the strong northeast monsoon that prevailed in the Gulf of Thailand and the South might cause strong winds and high waves.

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Children injured on Hua Hin carnival ride, no safety certification submitted

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3 children were injured when a carnival ride malfunctioned at the Hua Hin Red Cross Festival in Prachuap Khiri Khan. The required safety certification was not submitted and local officials are investigating, according to Mayor Nopphon Wutthikul. Carnival rides now are closed for the duration of the festival.

“Preliminary inspection revealed that they had yet to submit safety certification signed by licensed engineers from related government agencies. We will further investigate this matter to find out if there was misconduct by any official.”

The children were on an octopus amusement ride when the hydraulics system failed. Children rode in colourful cars attached to arms that arch and connect to a central axis, resembling the shape of an octopus. The central axis spins and goes up and down.

10 children were on the ride around 10pm Friday when the hydraulics system broke, according to the festival organiser Pannee Klomtheri. A Facebook user made a post saying she saw the ride collapse. Pannee says the injuries are not serious.

“Three children were injured and were sent to Bangkok Hua Hin Hospital with some bruises. Doctors said all the kids are now fine. There was no death caused by the incident.”

Pannee says the octopus ride and other nearby rides will be closed while local officials inspect the site. The festival ends on December 6.

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Burmese man busted with 20 kilograms of kratom

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A Myanmar man has been busted with 20 kilograms of kratom after he illegally crossed a natural border into Thailand in the southern Muang district in Prachuap Khiri Khan. Border patrol police and administrative officials were patrolling Ban Hup Phueng, a village near the natural pass on the Myanmar border, when they noticed a man walking with a shoulder bag.

45 year old San Nyunt was then arrested after police found his shoulder bag containing the kratom leaves. Kratom, is a mild narcotic, which has been categorised as an illegal drug in Thailand. San was then charged with illegal entry and possession of illicit drugs.

Such arrests of illegal border crossing have been more prevalent in recent months as the province has stepped up surveillance of the border due to the Covid-10 pandemic.

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