Australian father, son assaulted in Chiang Mai
An Australian father and his son were attacked and injured by a group of Thai men, prompting them to flee into a temple in Chiang Mai’s Mueang district early Tuesday morning.
According to Khaosod, the father was identified as Peter Hanberg, 60 and the son as Jesson Kusell, 18.
The paper said the two were attacked and fled inside the Huafai Temple at 6 am.
Pol Capt Jirasak Nakham, an officer on duty of Mueang Chiang Mai police station, was informed of the incident at 6:40 am.
He sent a team of patrol police and rescuers from Central Chiang Mai Memorial Hospital to the temple.
The officials found that the father was hit at his head and body while the son was stabbed below his left chest. The two were under care of monks inside the chapel.
Rescuers rushed them to the Central Chiang Mai Memorial Hospital but they refused to receive treatment there. They instead took a tuktuk to Vej Chiang Mai Hospital and received treatment there.
Mueang Chiang Mai police chief Pol Col Weerayut Prasopchokechai said the 191 police emergency center Chiang Mai was alerted at 6 am that two foreigners were assaulted in front of a 7-Eleven shop in front of the entrance to the Chiang Mai Land housing estate at about six am. But when police rushed there they did not find anyone.
Police later learned that the two foreigners fled inside the temple.
Weerayut said police found that the father and son drank and ate at the Kinnaree Karaoke shop on the Chang Klan Road Monday night but they refused to pay the bill, claiming the drinks and foods were too expensive. As a result, they engaged in a quarrel with the shop’s employees.
Weerayut said police would later interrogate both sides before taking further actions.