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78 year old Briton and wife seriously injured in bloody domestic dispute in Pattaya

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PHOTO: Police review the scene of a domestic knife fight between an expat and his wife on February 24, 2020 in Pattaya - The Pattaya News

A British man and his Thai wife both suffered serious injuries in a violent domestic dispute in Pattaya in the early hours of this morning. Emergency responders and local media were notified of the incident some time after midnight. Medics arrived at the scene to find a 78 year old British national with serious slash wounds to his face and head. His 67 year old Thai wife had also sustained serious slash wounds to her hands. They were taken to separate local hospitals. Both of their names are being withheld pending a full investigation.

The wife told reporters that she was arguing with her husband before he allegedly pulled a knife and attacked her. She claims she managed to wrestle the knife away in self-defence, and fight back, which is he how he sustained his wounds.

Neighbours told reporters that alcohol was a major factor in the argument. Multiple open alcohol containers were present in the apartment.

Police are investigating further to decide whether to press charges.

78 year old Briton and wife seriously injured in bloody domestic dispute in Pattaya | News by Thaiger

PHOTO: Police review the scene of a domestic knife fight between an expat and his wife on February 24, 2020 in Pattaya – The Pattaya News

SOURCE: The Pattaya News

 

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Jack Burton is an American writer, broadcaster, linguist and journalist who has lived in Asia since 1987. A native of the state of Georgia, he attended the The University of Georgia's Henry Grady School of Journalism, which hands out journalism's prestigious Peabody Awards. His works have appeared in The China Post, The South China Morning Post, The International Herald Tribune and many magazines throughout Asia and the world. He is fluent in Mandarin and has appeared on television and radio for decades in Taiwan, Mainland China, Hong Kong and Macau.

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