Police home in on mob members

THALANG: Police have compiled, from criminal records, a list of some 50 people they suspect may have been involved in the mob that beat up a New Zealand yachtsman on November 18, then trashed the pick-up truck he had been driving. The mob, from Baan Kor-Ane, attacked Kent Michalick, from the superyacht “Yanneke Too”, and smashed up the truck, after Michalick was deemed to have driven it through their village too fast on his way to put out a fire aboard the yacht. Pol Maj Wirawat Chantarawijit, of Tah Chat Chai Police Station, told the Gazette today, “I have pictures and details of people we suspect were involved in the mob. I’ve contacted Mr Michalick and [yacht skipper Charlie] Dwyer to invite them to look at the pictures to see who they can identify. “At the moment the victims are not in Thailand but they will be back some time early next month. I’ll contact them again at that time,” Maj Wirawat added. The police gathered the photographs and details of the 50 suspects from records of Baan Kor-Ane villagers previously arrested on criminal charges.

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