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Brit left with fractured skull after Thai thugs "teach him a lesson for interfering"

 

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A British man has been left hospitalized in northern Thailand after he tried to break up a fight in Pai, Mae Hong Son.

 

Luke Benjamin Thornton, 37, tried to stop a fight between several local men and some tourists and was beaten unconscious with a wooden club and kicks by a pack of Thai men.

 

The men have now been caught. They said he shouldn't have interfered in a fight between grown men - so he needed to be taught a lesson.

 

The incident happened in the street in Pai on May 20th. Daily News reported that a group of tourists were in the road when some drunk Thai men arrived on motorcycles and an argument developed outside Pai Withayakhan School. The Thai men had been trying to get by and there had been a collision.

 

The  argument turned into a fist fight. Mr Thornton went to help the tourists and was then set upon himself.

 

His Thai wife Saifon Petchkrajang, who went to the media for justice after the attack, told reporters that he had raised his hands in a wai to appeal for his life.

 

But he had been kicked and beaten unconscious and left for dead as the gang fled the scene.

 

He was taken to Chiang Mai Ram Hospital with a fractured skull and eye socket and other facial injuries. He was still in hospital and suffering from double vision when he was visited by Pol Col Suwan Tenphitak of the Mae Hong Son provincial police and a Pai police officer.

 

Saifon claimed that relatives of the attackers had been in touch to threaten the victim not to prosecute - or their lives would be in danger.

 

Daily News later reported that Pai police had arrested three men. One had a name that indicated he was probably a person of mixed race.

 

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They are: Anuphon Kongpithee, 35, from Lampang, Saenpetch Robert Porter, 29, from Chiang Rai and Kantapong Kongphaka, 23 from Trang. A weapon was taken into evidence.

 

They have admitted their involvement and face charges of assault causing grievous bodily harm.

 

They told police that the victim should not have interfered as it was none of his business. So they taught him a lesson for interfering.

 

Daily News called it a brazen attack on a foreigner that had damaged the image of Thailand.

 

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6 minutes ago, Jonathan Fairfield said:

They said he shouldn't have interfered in a fight between grown men - so he needed to be taught a lesson.

Grown physically, certainly not mentally.

Pathetic.

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The irony is not lost on me of Brit commenters on here acting like thuggish street violence is the domain of only Thais when the same happens in their country just as often and many other western societies.  

 

Hope this poor fella recovers well though. 

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Well these idiots should be taught a lesson and given the maximum allowable for assault with weapons, and also a nice bill for the hospital and compensation for the injured British guy.

 

I'd say they're just lucky the victim wasn't Chinese or it'd be a major loss of face for the nation

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when he was visited by Pol Col Suwan Tenphitak of the Mae Hong Son provincial police and a Pai police officer.

...who checked he had made the correct TM28 , TM30 and 90 day reports and he was not on overstay.

 

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Indeed lucky for Thailand, the victim wasn't Chinese. That said, a bad way to end a terrible tourist season.

It's a race to the bottom; Come for the smog, stay for the beat downs. 

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I guess him arm tats were not intimidating enough to worry the Thai's

I hope he recovers soon, and next time just cross the road and keep going, it aint worth the trouble to stop

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I love the fact that the families of these thugs wasted no time threaten the wife to remain silent or suffer the consequences...

 

Is there a family incarceration facility?

 

 

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7 minutes ago, FritsSikkink said:

Like they don't do it in your country, get real.

You rarely see a one on one thai fight

Theres a much better chance where i come from that a fight is between 2 people not one guy being attacked by a bloke and his 20 mates armed with their handbags

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37 minutes ago, shady86 said:

Why thugs here dont have balls to go one on one? Oh, they are born without balls... 

 

37 minutes ago, shady86 said:

Why thugs here dont have balls to go one on one? Oh, they are born without balls... 

What, unlike in England, where gangs of thugs choose elderly people to beat up and stab to death. Pot calling the kettle black mate.

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45 minutes ago, SammyT said:

The irony is not lost on me of Brit commenters on here acting like thuggish street violence is the domain of only Thais when the same happens in their country just as often and many other western societies.  

 

Hope this poor fella recovers well though. 

Against Individual Asian visitors trying to stop a brawl?

I'm all ears...

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29 minutes ago, soalbundy said:

I feel sorry for the man but you really shouldn't interfere with fights or any altercations, it's a recipe for disaster.

The dashcam is mightier than the sword.

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Before they are banged up forever, these pieces of excrement should be forced to pay all his hospital bills, and If that means selling off any assets they might own then so be it. 

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1 hour ago, poohy said:

You rarely see a one on one thai fight

Theres a much better chance where i come from that a fight is between 2 people not one guy being attacked by a bloke and his 20 mates armed with their handbags

What country are you from?

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