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Prurience leads to arrest, charges”¦ and hospital

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PATONG: A laborer who molested a Czech tourist early on Saturday morning ended up in hospital with a broken leg and the prospect of a prison sentence. Pol Col Kokiat Wongvorachart, Superintendent of Kathu police station, told the Gazette that the tourist, 20-year-old Jana Mikulasona, was staying in the Kalim Apartments with her American boyfriend. The two went out on Friday night to the Banana discotheque. Feeling hungry, Ms Mikulasona left the disco, went to McDonald’s, and then took her burger and Coke across the road to the beach. There, she was approached by Jitti Sriklam, a 19-year-old laborer from Nongkhai. He later told police that he had been drinking and was experiencing “sexual emotions”. He attempted to kiss and hug her and then tried to remove her clothes. Ms Mikulasona screamed for help, bringing local people to her rescue. Jitti tried to run away but fell over a beach chair in the dark and broke a leg. Despite his injury, police say, he continued to crawl toward the sea, thinking he might lurk in the water. Skulking across the sand, he shed his clothes, apparently feeling that this might make him more difficult to see. Twenty police turned their car headlights on the sea and spotted Jitti. After a struggle, two officers pulled him out of the water. Pol Col Kokiat said that Jitti confessed and was thereupon charged with “immoral conduct”, which carries a penalty of up to 10 years’ imprisonment and/or a fine of up to 20,000 baht. Ms Mikulasona, after a hospital check revealed that she was fine, was reunited with her boyfriend, still in the Banana disco and quite unaware of the events on the sand. Jitti, meanwhile, remains in hospital, awaiting an operation on his leg and an appointment in Phuket provincial court.



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UPDATE: Water truck driver presents himself to police after motorcycle death on Kata hill

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A water truck driver has presented himself to Karon Police after yesterday’s road accident on Kata Hill that killed a female motorcycle rider.

She died after skidding on oil spilled on the road, falling off the motorbike and being crushed by a water truck in Kata last night. Two others motorists following being also crashed and sustained injuries.

Read more about yesterday’s incident HERE.

This morning the water truck driver, Apichart Sripan, has himself to Karon Police for questioning over the incident.

Karon Police report that a drug and alcohol test has been conducted returning a zero result. But he has been charged with reckless driving causing injury and death.

In our earlier report, police say witnesses report the truck stopped 100 metres down the road. They say the driver got out of the truck to inspect the wheels. Witnesses tried to take photo of him but he got back into his truck and sped away.

UPDATE: Water truck driver presents himself to police after motorcycle death on Kata hill | News by The Thaiger

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68 Ridley’s sea turtles hatched on Phang Nga beach – VIDEO

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PHOTOS/VIDEO: The Wild Animal Rescue Foundation of Thailand

68 Ridley’s baby sea turtles have hatched on Tha Sai Beach in Thai Muang, Phang Nga and made their way to the sea last night.

Ridley’s sea turtles, a protected species in Thailand, have returned recently to Phang Nga beaches to breed over the past few months following a 23 year absence.

Read more about the return of the Ridley’s turtles HERE.

Last night 68 baby Ridley’s sea turtles, from 81 eggs survived, hatched and headed straight for the Andaman Sea. Two of them didn’t hatch and 11 eggs weren’t fertilised.

Bon voyage little turtles!

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Motorbike driver dies, another person injured after car driver slams into them

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A female motorbike driver has died while a male car driver has sustained injuries after a second car driver fell asleep at the wheel in Thalang crashing into them.

The incident happened on Srisoonthorn Road in Thalang at 2pm yesterday (Wednesday).

Police and emergency responders arrived to find a damaged motorbike and two damaged cars.

Police report that the car driver, Dechawat Taechanitisawat, fell asleep at the wheel. He lost control of his vehicle before colliding with the motorbike whose driver was 34 year old Ms Tanakorn Chadaphon and another car driven by 39 year old Pradit Ruecha.

They were both rushed to Thalang Hospital where Ms Tanakorn was later pronounced dead.

Police are continuing their investigation and will charge Dechawat Taechanitisawat.

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