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Police appeal for information on dead man

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PATONG: Police have appealed for information to help them identify a Caucasian man found dead yesterday evening in an abandoned building on Thaweewong Rd. Pol Maj Sanguan Muangtam of the Kathu Police station said that police believe the man was between 40 and 45 years of age. He was about 175 cm tall, with blond hair and a mustache, and was wearing a white T-shirt and a nylon jacket. When found in the building behind the Phuket Tourist Police office, the man was naked from the waist down, and a pair of a green shorts was found next to his body. Also next to the body was a plastic bowl. Police believe the man may have decided to use the abandoned building as a toilet, and may then have died of heat exhaustion. He is estimated to have been dead at least three days. Maj Sanguan added there were no wounds on the body, or any other evidence at the scene to indicate a suspicious death. The body was taken to the Patong hospital for autopsy. Anyone with information that may help identify the dead man is urged to contact Kathu Police Station at 076-342719-21 or the Tourist Police at 076-340244. Meanwhile, two other foreigners died in separate road accidents on Friday and Saturday. French-Canadian resident Jean-Francois Robert, 50, died after his car plunged into a five-meter ditch on Saturday morning, just minutes away from his home on Nanai Rd. Pol Capt Chawalit Petchsripear, of Kathu Police Station, said that officers arrived at the scene near the entrance to the Mambo Hotel to find Mr Robert dead in the driver’s seat of his black Honda CR-V, which was nose-first in the roadside ditch. Capt Chawalit said that he believed Mr Robert was under the influence of alcohol when he had the accident, and added that he wasn’t wearing a seatbelt when his body was found. The previous day Japanese tourist Etsuko Kajimoto, 30, died when her motorcycle was in a head-on smash with a truck in front of the farmers’ market on Patak Rd, Kata. Pol Maj Jessada Saengsuree, of Chalong Police station, said that it is believed Ms Kajimoto was riding her motorcycle toward Karon when she and the truck collided. He added that Ms Kajimoto is believed to have died instantly. “By the time officers arrived at the scene, the driver of the truck had already fled, leaving the truck behind,” Maj Jessada said. “We are still trying to find him, but we believe he will turn himself in over the next few days.”



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Motorbike driver smashes through glass window after accelerator malfunctions

Kritsada Mueanhawong

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A female motorbike driver has sustained injuries after her motorbike’s hand grip malfunctioned and she collided with a glass wall.

Chalong Police were notified of the incident at an air conditioning shop at 6pm yesterday on Chao Fa West Road in Chalong.

Police and emergency responders arrived and found the shattered glass wall and a damaged motorbike.

The injured 40 year old Naowarat Jankarn had already been taken to Chalong Hospital. She sustained injuries from cuts from the broken glass. polls of blood were found on the floor.

Ms Naowarat told police that she had parked her motorbike in front of the shop since Wednesday . The motorbike was underivable because the hand grip accelerator was malfunctioning.

Yesterday she started the motorbike, claiming she had forgotten about the broken accelerator.

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Police hunting for driver who threatened others with a gun on Phuket road – VIDEO

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PHOTO: Tiw Tiw

The Thalang Police are hunting for the driver who was threatening other motorists on Thepkrasattri Road by waving a gun around out of the driver’s window of his red sedan in Thalang this morning.

A Facebook user ‘Tiw Tiw’ has posted the video with a message reading “where are the police, please follow him. The incident happened this morning in Thalang.”

The video shows a car switching from one lane to another.  The driver shows a gun in his car window and then appears to throw it out (at least he used his indicator).

The Thalang Police are investigating the incident and want to find the car driver for questioning.

 

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Phuket’s hotel and property players look north

Bill Barnett

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by Bill Barnett of c9hotelworks.com

One of Greater Phuket’s real estate and hotel market’s that has a decided buzz of late is the area north of Phuket over the Sarasin bridge in Phang Nga.

In Natai Beach, the entry of the Baba Beach Club and nearby Akyra has created renewed visibility for the broad West Coast stretch of white sand beach, extending north beyond Phuket.

Two upscale hotels are in the development phase in the vicinity, with one being flagged to an international hotel operator.

Up at the 1,000 plus rai Thai Muang mega-project, movement is once again underway, as is a nearby massive Japanese-led mixed-use project including a golf course.

Land values are currently running amuck in the Koh Kloi area where the AOT (Airports of Thailand) has reportedly acquired land for an upcoming Phang Nga airport which will provide Phuket with a second gateway alternative.

Premium land transactions are taking place, with the most notable being the recent trade of the former oceanfront site in Bodan that was to be at various stages first a Raffles and later a Ritz-Carlton Reserve.

Looking at Phuket’s light-rail initiative, one knock-on effect will be the eventual linkage between the island and larger connection to a broader rail terminus in Koh Kloi. This will likely spur real estate speculators to acquire peripheral locations.

As Phang Nga’s West Coast four land highway expansion moves forward to Khao Lak and beyond, Phuket’s Northern neighbor is seeing a renewed push in its tourism, property and infrastructure.

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