Tourist allegedly assaulted by group of ladyboys in Phuket

Image courtesy of Patong Police

A tourist became the centre of an unpleasant incident on Bangla Road, Phuket, when he was allegedly assaulted by a group of transgender women, widely referred to as ladyboys in Thailand, in the early hours of yesterday morning. The event is currently under investigation by the Patong Police.

Patong Police reported yesterday that they had called in multiple witnesses to the incident for questioning. The police action was prompted by a video posted online by the Hot Jung Phuket Facebook page that showed the disturbing altercation.

As per the police report, the ladyboys claimed that the tourist rode a motorcycle onto Bangla Road around 5.20am. They stated that they had approached him in a friendly manner, but their welcome was not reciprocated. Instead, the tourist allegedly attempted to attack them.

The video clearly shows the tourist trying to walk away from the situation when a blonde ladyboy approaches him from behind and punches him in the back of the head. This escalates the situation further, with the tourist seen running away while being pursued by another ladyboy who is seen waving a bottle over her head, either as a threat or in an attempt to strike him with it.

The police report, however, fails to mention another crucial detail that the video captured. It also showed at least two young men joining in the assault and severely beating the tourist before he managed to escape. The entire sequence of events is currently being scrutinised by the local law enforcement, reported Phuket News.

In similar news, Police in Phuket have detained a British national following an altercation involving a tuk tuk driver, where the foreigner was accused of physically assaulting the driver over a fare dispute. The incident, which was captured on CCTV footage, garnered significant attention on social media, leading to a swift police response.

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Mitch Connor

Mitch is a Bangkok resident, having relocated from Southern California, via Florida in 2022. He studied journalism before dropping out of college to teach English in South America. After returning to the US, he spent 4 years working for various online publishers before moving to Thailand.

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