British teacher suits up for legal battle after tailor-made trouble

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A British teacher residing in Phuket has taken legal action after an altercation with a well-known local tailor turned violent, sparking concerns over the handling of such incidents by local police.

Miss Inder, a teacher at an international school in Phuket, shared her harrowing ordeal. She detailed how a disagreement over tailoring prices escalated into a physical assault.

According to Miss Inder, the incident began when she visited a local tailoring shop to discuss a dress alteration. The negotiation became heated, and the shop owner, infuriated by her persistence, allegedly slapped her, causing her to fall. Her children witnessed the entire incident, leaving them traumatised.

The British woman immediately reported the assault to the Cheng Talay Police Station. However, she was dismayed when the police initially suggested a settlement with the tailor, which she firmly rejected. She expressed her frustration and demanded that the matter be pursued through the full legal process to ensure justice was served.

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Police Lieutenant Kittipong Noo Peng, the investigating officer at Cheng Talay Police Station, confirmed the complaint yesterday, July 2, and provided details of the altercation.

“The disagreement over the tailoring price led to an unfortunate escalation.”

He noted that the incident had deeply affected the British woman, particularly because it occurred in front of her children.

The accused tailor, currently identified only as a man, has remained silent. He informed the police through intermediaries that he would present himself for questioning tomorrow, July 4, as he is currently out of the province. The police have assured that the matter will be handled according to legal procedures, reported ASEAN NOW.

In related news, a Thai bar owner in the Isaan province of Nakhon Phanom physically assaulted a DJ for leaving his desk to go to the bathroom. The victim claimed the fracas also caused his girlfriend to miscarry.

In other news, a 23 year old man from Khuan Khanun District, Phatthalung Province, filed a complaint against a police officer who allegedly assaulted him in his home.

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Puntid Tantivangphaisal

Originally from Hong Kong, Puntid moved to Bangkok in 2020 to pursue further studies in translation. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Comparative Literature from the University of Hong Kong. Puntid spent 8 years living in Manchester, UK. Before joining The Thaiger, Puntid has been a freelance translator for 2 years. In her free time, she enjoys swimming and listening to music, as well as writing short fiction and poetry.

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