Phuket

Cop wanted for murder surrenders

PHUKET: Pol Cpl Nanthawat Thongwanbua, the policeman alleged to have murdered his golf caddy girlfriend, has surrendered to his colleagues at Tung Tong Police Station.

Pol Maj Ampholwathana Saengruang, inspector of Tung Tong Police Station, said Nanthawat surrendered on Thursday and was brought before the court yesterday. “He is being held in the cells at the court,” the major added.

Nanthawat is alleged to have shot his girlfriend, Supanee Yongtong, a caddy at the Loch Palm Golf Course, on the night of August 8.

Police had set a deadline of yesterday for him to turn himself in, failing which a manhunt was to have been launched.

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