2 Russian men fight after one insults his Thai girlfriend

Photo via Channel 7

Two Russian men attacked each other with a hammer and a brass knuckle on a beach in Pattaya after one of the men insulted his Thai girlfriend.

Channel 7 reported that the incident happened yesterday at 11pm on Yinyom Beach on the Phra Tamnak Road in the Bang Lamung district of Pattaya. Police officers from the Mueng Pattaya Police Station rushed to the scene and swiftly dealt with the incident.

According to the police report, a 49 year old named Dmitry insulted a Thai woman who was a friend of a 30 year old named Varadimir. Dmitry’s insult sparked an argument between the pair before they started swapping punches and fighting with each other.

Varadimir used a hammer and a brass knuckle to attack Dmitry.

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The officers did not report the details of the insult or Dmitry’s condition after being attacked by the dangerous weapons.

The two were charged with violating Section 295 of the Criminal Act: causing injury to other people in the body or mind. They could face imprisonment for up to two years, a fine of up to 4,000 baht, or both.

The news comes only a day after the Chonburi Council of Tourism Industry announced that Russian tourists are flooding back into Thailand for the High Season.

The Chonburi Council of Tourism Industry reported charter flights to the Thai hotspots of Phuket and Pattaya are being filled with Russian tourists.

The chairman of the Chonburi Council of Tourism Industry, Thanet Suparashasrangsi, said…

“The Azur Airline will start bringing in charter flights from November 26 on B757 carriers, which can hold about 202 passengers and will improve the number of tourists in Pattaya significantly.”

It is hoped the influx of Russian travellers will have a positive effect on the popular party city of Pattaya and this incident was a one-off.


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