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Four accuse police of shake-down

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PHUKET TOWN: A group of four men from Patong today alleged that police officers in the town had falsely accused them of betting on soccer and coerced them into providing “evidence” for their own conviction. Suwat “Dong” Kitsa-nga, 33, a roadside vendor, and three of his employees made the accusations to leaders of the Phuket Reporters Association (PRA) at the PRA headquarters at the Provincial Hall. K. Suwat said that his employees had all, at different times, been arrested, forced to confess to gambling, and then fined. The latest incident took place on Saturday, he said. An elderly employee, “Natee”, was grabbed by police outside the Ocean shopping mall in Soi Bangla. “I was just buying some food at KFC when the police grabbed me on the way out,” said Natee, still visibly shaken by the experience. “They took me down to the station and accused me of soccer gambling. They took my cellphone and looked for numbers on it.” Natee said he asked the police if someone else could take his place in the cells. They agreed to this, and Natee called his nephew, Chairat, who also works for Suwat. Chairat said that after he arrived, the police forced him to write a fake ‘poi’ – a betting slip. “The police said I must write a poi or they wouldn’t let me or my uncle leave.” Chaiwat said, “They locked me up for 36 hours before taking me to court, along with the poi, which they presented as evidence.” Convicted of gambling, Chairat was fined 750 baht. Natee alleged that, in addition, police insisted he pay 500 baht before they would let him leave the police station. Officials of the PRA agreed to help the four men write an official letter of complaint to the Governor of Phuket and to the Superintendent of Patong Police Station.



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UPDATE: Water truck driver presents himself to police after motorcycle death on Kata hill

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A water truck driver has presented himself to Karon Police after yesterday’s road accident on Kata Hill that killed a female motorcycle rider.

She died after skidding on oil spilled on the road, falling off the motorbike and being crushed by a water truck in Kata last night. Two others motorists following being also crashed and sustained injuries.

Read more about yesterday’s incident HERE.

This morning the water truck driver, Apichart Sripan, has himself to Karon Police for questioning over the incident.

Karon Police report that a drug and alcohol test has been conducted returning a zero result. But he has been charged with reckless driving causing injury and death.

In our earlier report, police say witnesses report the truck stopped 100 metres down the road. They say the driver got out of the truck to inspect the wheels. Witnesses tried to take photo of him but he got back into his truck and sped away.

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68 Ridley’s sea turtles hatched on Phang Nga beach – VIDEO

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PHOTOS/VIDEO: The Wild Animal Rescue Foundation of Thailand

68 Ridley’s baby sea turtles have hatched on Tha Sai Beach in Thai Muang, Phang Nga and made their way to the sea last night.

Ridley’s sea turtles, a protected species in Thailand, have returned recently to Phang Nga beaches to breed over the past few months following a 23 year absence.

Read more about the return of the Ridley’s turtles HERE.

Last night 68 baby Ridley’s sea turtles, from 81 eggs survived, hatched and headed straight for the Andaman Sea. Two of them didn’t hatch and 11 eggs weren’t fertilised.

Bon voyage little turtles!

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Motorbike driver dies, another person injured after car driver slams into them

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A female motorbike driver has died while a male car driver has sustained injuries after a second car driver fell asleep at the wheel in Thalang crashing into them.

The incident happened on Srisoonthorn Road in Thalang at 2pm yesterday (Wednesday).

Police and emergency responders arrived to find a damaged motorbike and two damaged cars.

Police report that the car driver, Dechawat Taechanitisawat, fell asleep at the wheel. He lost control of his vehicle before colliding with the motorbike whose driver was 34 year old Ms Tanakorn Chadaphon and another car driven by 39 year old Pradit Ruecha.

They were both rushed to Thalang Hospital where Ms Tanakorn was later pronounced dead.

Police are continuing their investigation and will charge Dechawat Taechanitisawat.

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