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One teen dead after night of violence

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PHUKET CITY: One teenager was left dead on May 20 after a night of gang threats and retaliations ended in a fatal shooting. The 17-year-old victim, Kanchit “Phai” Trupsin, was found at 3 am outside Muslim Puenrak restaurant on Anuphas Phuket Kan Rd.

According to testimony given to police, the incident began when a passenger riding pillion on a motorbike drove past a group of about 30 youths in Saphan Hin and pointed a gun at them. Although he did not fire the weapon, the group of 30 gave chase.

They caught up to the two near a funeral party on nearby Soi Saphan Ruam 8, where the two joined with a group of about 10 of their friends.

The larger gang approached the funeral party and fired a shot from a pen gun into the crowd, but did not hit anyone. The gang of 30 then drove away and scattered.

The funeral party, angered by the shot fired at them, mounted their motorbikes and gave chase. They caught up with one of the youths, K. Kanchit, as he was riding pillion on a bike. The attackers shot him twice, once through the neck and once in the shoulder, before racing off.

Pol Lt Col Somkid Boonrat, leader of the Phuket Police Investigation team, arrested a 15-year-old suspect at 10 am the next morning and found a homemade 12mm pen gun in his possession. He admitted to being the driver of the motorbike, but claims it was another youth who shot and killed K. Kanchit.

“The two groups are known enemies and they have a history of fighting together often. The shooter we are looking for has the nickname “Joy”. He is 20 years old and we know where he lives in Phuket, so we hope to arrest him soon,” Lt Col Somkid told the Gazette.

“In this case we will charge both the shooter and the driver. The charges will be conspiracy to commit murder, possession of a gun and ammunition without a permit, and taking a weapon into a public area,” he said.



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Phuket tourist decides hotel awning more comfortable than his room

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PHOTOS: Rawai Rescue workers / Phuket Tourist Police

The Phuket Tourist Police have been notified that a tourist had jumped from a building in Rawai and ended up on a steel awning covering the bottom floor today. But that wasn’t, in fact, what had happened.

The local Tourist Police say the owner of the building told staff at the Tourist Assistance Centre that the tourist had checked into the room on February 13.

The tourist didn’t actually jump down from the building but had moved a mattress from his room on to the awning and slept on it (mosquitos!!) He was also drunk and damaged some property inside the room.

The man is a 37 year old Estonian tourist. He was staying at the room with a 25 year old male friend.

Chalong Police have charged them both with being drunk and damaging property. They have said that they will pay for all damages to the owner of the property. They are heading back home on February 26.

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Patong motorbike racer arrested and fined – VIDEO

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PHOTO: Patong Police

Patong Police yesterday arrested a motorbike racer after identifying him and his motorbike from video clips that were popular in social media this week.

Patong Police are investigating alleged foreign motorbike racing gangs in Patong after video clips went viral in local social media.

Read more about the racing around Patong’s streets HERE.

Patong Police report that they have now arrested one motorbike racer and charged him with the maximum fine.

Patong Police are also asking motorbike rental operators to explain basic traffic rules for motorbike drivers who want to rent a motorbike.

(The Thaiger is assuming this would be covered when they get their motorbike license, which they are required to have before a motorbike is rented to them.)

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500 free helmets handed out to motorbike drivers in Patong

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Patong Development Foundation together with Patong Police and Patong Municipality have given 500 helmets to motorbike drivers in Patong today under the campaign ‘Wear your helmet’.

Handing out the 500 helmets to motorbike user in Patong was led by Patong Police Chief Col Anothai Jindamanee, Patong Municipality Chalermluck Kebsup and President of Patong Development Foundation Preechawut ‘Prap’ Keesin.

Col Anothai says, “Many motorbike drivers have been injured and died in road accident. We want 100 percent of motorbike drivers and passengers wearing helmets. ”

“More motorbike riders are now wearing helmets as the number of not wearing helmet charges has been dropping in Patong with better enforcement.”

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