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Phuket police get in the holiday spirit – of saving lives

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PHUKET: Motorists heading to Phuket over the New Year holiday have a new place to take a break from long hours on the road: a Phuket Highway Police box on Thepkrasattri Road.

Available free of charge, 24 hours a day, at the Muang Mai Highway Police box are tea and coffee, clean restrooms and toilets, foot massages and even a putting green, said Col Terdkiat Wiriyasatidkul, Superintendent of Phuket Highway Police Subdivision 7.

Students from Thalang Technical College are providing free vehicle checks, and students from the Phuket Skills Development Center are offering free foot and body massages, he added.

Two tents have been pitched on the grass beside the police box, located near the turn-off to Phuket International Airport, so drowsy drivers can catch some sleep before getting back behind the wheel, said the colonel.

The free services were launched yesterday, coinciding with the first day of the ‘Seven Days of Danger’ national road safety campaign.

“During this period many tourists come to the island to celebrate New Year’s Eve and for a vacation during the high season. They have to use Thepkrasattri Road, which we are responsible for,” Col Terdkiat said.

“I don’t want any accidents to happen, so these services will help relieve stress and refresh bodies. We welcome anyone, anytime,” he said.

The services will continue until January 4.

— Pimwara Choksakulpan



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Police hunting for driver in hit and run – Patong

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Patong Friday, January 18, 2.06am – Police are trying to locate the driver of this hit and run silver sedan in Patong. If you have any information please contact the Tourist Police or Patong Police – 1155 or 191 (Thai)

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PHUKETWARNING: Extreme graphic contentPatong Friday, January 18, 2.06am – Police are trying to locate the driver of this hit and run silver sedan in Patong. If you have any information please contact the Tourist Police or Patong Police – 1155 or 191 (Thai)VIDEO: Newshawk Phuket

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UPDATE: Response to Rabies zone in Chalong

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‘Following the earlier reported rabies incident in Chalong, the Soi Dog Foundation yesterday (Friday, January 18) teamed up with The DLD and Chalong OBT to carry out vaccinations in the area the infected dog was discovered.

Jointly, the team was successful in vaccinating 128 dogs in a swift response to what is hoped to be an isolated case.

Working alongside the Chalong OBT and DLD, they carried out a door-to-door exercise, alerting local residents of the specific area in order to perform precautionary vaccinations of their pets, as well as street dogs in the vicinity.

Soi Dog Foundation, along with the Chalong Public Health Representative and DLD Representative, Dr.Suthat, are keen to urge the public that this is not an outbreak and are hopeful that it is an isolated incident.

However, as a further measure to ensure this remains as such, the team will continue with the rabies vaccination program on Monday, January 21.’

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Police searching for the killer after shooting near Saphan Hin

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A Thai man has been shot dead near Saphan Hin in eastern Phuket earlier today. The arrest warrant has already been issued for the suspect.

The Wichit Police were notified of the incident on Rattanakosin 200 pi Road near Saphan Hin at 3.40am this morning.

Police and rescue workers arrived to find the body of 30 year old Teerasak Saeong from Phuket covered with blood and laying on the road. Two bullet wounds were found on his right and left temple.

Seven bullets were also found around Mr Teerasak’s body. Nearby they found a motorbike. His body was taken to Vachira Phuket Hospital for full autopsy and identification.

Witnesses told police that Mr Teerasak was stopped on his motorbike and was talking with the suspect who was in a black car. The suspect shot at Mr Teerasak and sped away.

Mr Teerasak was the son of a member of Rassada’s Municipal Council. At this stage police believe that the two had personal conflicts. Police are now searching for the driver of the vehicle who shot Mr Teerasak.

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