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Trainer receives 30 stitches; Croc suspended from duty
Coconuts Bangkok
BANGKOK: The crocodile trainer who survived a terrifying croc attack earlier this week spoke out for the first time about the near-death experience that left him with 30 stitches on his head.

During a show that went horribly wrong at Samut Prakan Crocodile Farm and Zoo, the world’s biggest and Thailand’s oldest, a tourist filmed Prawit Seabmee, 27, being mauled by a croc. The amateur video, which went viral on social media, showed Prawit placing his head in a croc’s mouth as part of a stunt when, suddenly, the reptile snapped its jaws shut.

Prawit told Channel 7 that he managed to pull his head out in time yet still sustained multiple bite wounds around his head. The croc trainer, who has performed with the animal for four months and over one hundred shows, said that this was the first mishap that had ever happened to him. Prawit insisted that he would return to do his beloved job after the recovery.

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Chief of police will face investigation
Coconuts Bangkok

BANGKOK: Metropolitan Police Bureau Chief, Khamronwit Thoopkrachang, has agreed to participate fully with the Royal Thai Police Office (RTPO) in the investigation of his involvement with former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra.

When the current Bangkok Chief of police was awarded the honor of Lieutenant General he selected Thaksin to decorate his promotion. According to Chief Khamronwit he had no ill intentions when he requested the now-shunned former Prime Minister.

Since, the Chief’s actions have received public scorn and subsequently reflect poorly on the police force image. His choice of Thaksin has been viewed as inappropriate and damaging

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Liverpool vs Thailand match to kick-off earlier
Coconuts Bangkok
BANGKOK: Kick-off for the the match between Thailand and Liverpool FC on Sunday, July 28 at the Rajamangala Stadium in Bangkok has changed to 5.45pm.

The original kick-off time was 6pm but as a mark of respect to HRH Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn, who celebrates his 61st birthday, the time has been moved to allow the royal family to broadcast a special message to honour the occasion.

The Reds roadshow has left Melbourne bound for Bangkok after last night’s 2-0 win over Melbourne Victory.

Steven Gerrard scored in the first half and Spanish striker Iago Aspas got the second in injury time. Luis Suarez joined up with his teammates in Australia, but there is a distinct possibility that the fiery Uruguayan could miss the Bangkok match as he wants to discuss a transfer to Arsenal.

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