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Patong tourist attackers remain in custody – investigation continues

Tanutam Thawan

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PHOTO: Patong Police

Six Patong taxi and tuk tuk driver suspects remain in custody following the assault of a middle eastern tourist. Two video clips of taxi drivers attacking the tourist in Patong went viral in social media last week.

Read more about the attack HERE.

Six suspects were arrested by Opting Police last week.

Read more about their arrests HERE.

Patong Police say they will face charges of assault causing serious mental and physical injury.

The suspects are still in custody while investigations are continuing. Police have denied the drivers bail as this case was a serious assault. Police are afraid that if they were bailed they might try and flee the island.

The UAE family has already flown back home (the father was assaulted in front of his family). They thanked the police officers after the drivers were arrested and when they promised to continue their investigations into the incident.

 

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