PHUKET TOWN: A man sought for more than eight months over a double murder at the Freeway Restaurant on Bang Tao Beach surrendered to police yesterday. Police issued an arrest warrant for Suwat Kaewkong soon after the double murder on May 10 last year and alleged that Suwat, who owns another restaurant at Bang Tao, had been involved in a dispute over land with the murder victims, Suwim Noodang and his nephew, Pramote Choochat. The two were gunned down as they ate supper at the Freeway by three men armed with assault rifles. K. Suwim’s wife, Euangporn Tongpet, was shot in the arm but survived. Suwat went to Phuket Town Police Station about 4 pm yesterday with his lawyer. He denied any connection with the killings. He told police that he had been in Malaysia and had not realized that he had been implicated in the murder case. The Deputy Superintendent of Phuket Town Police Station, Pol Lt Col Samarn Chainarong, told the Gazette that Suwat was now being held at the station. He said two other suspects, whom he did not name, were still at large and urged them to come forward.
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