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Police call for Kata Viewpoint streetlights | Thaiger

RAWAI: Chalong Police this morning urged Phuket Governor Niran Kalaynamit to co-ordinate with the Kata-Karon and Rawai municipalities to have more streetlights installed along the dark stretches of road near Kata Viewpoint in order to make the streets safer for nighttime motorists.

Speaking at the Phuket Provincial Security Meeting this morning, Lt Col Suwat Kaewprom, deputy superintendent of Chalong Police Station, said, “I need help from the governor to co-ordinate with the Rawai and Kata municipalities to install more streetlights from Kata Viewpoint all the way to Rawai because it is too dark and there is the risk that more crimes will happen there.”

Governor Niran agreed and said he that he would use what authority he had in ensuring more streetlights were installed.

Reporting on the investigation into the murder of Norwegian Simen Knudsen, who died after being stabbed during a nighttime mugging just south of the Kata Viewpoint, Col Suwat explained to the Governor that police were waiting for test results to confirm whether or not blood found on Mr Knudsen’s motorcycle at the scene matched that of the victim before the investigation can continue.

 

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