Four teens arrested in Phi Phi murder

PHI PHI ISLAND: Four teenagers allegedly involved in the murder of a 24-year-old Belgian man after a fight have been arrested, police report.

The man, Gregorey Vandervaeren, had been on the island only three days when he was shot early Sunday morning. Police said that Mr Vandervaeren was in a fight with the teens before one of them used a gun.

Krabi Police Station Superintendent Pol Col Boontawee Toruksa told the Gazette that reports by four witnesses to the attack led to the teens’ arrests.

“The problem was that the teenagers weren’t from the area,” Col Boontawee said. “People who live around here know that tourists are important for business and take very good care of them.”

Representatives from the Belgian Consulate were scheduled to arrive yesterday (September 11).

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