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Frenchman killed in early morning Patong brawl

A Frenchman was killed and one of his friends injured when they were involved in a fight with a Thai motorist who crashed his motorbike into them in the heart of Patong early this morning (Mar 23).

Lt Sineenart Cherdchootrakulthong from Kathu Police was called to investigate an incident in Soi Sansabai at 4:12am where it was reported a foreign man had been killed and two men had sustained injuries during a fight.

Upon arrival at the scene, Lt Sineenart and rescue workers found the body of a shirtless foreign man (name withheld until his family have been notified) lying on the road in front of the Orchid Resotel, there were two stabs wounds on the man’s chest.

Lt Sineenart explained, “french man murderedWe were told by the victim’s friend, a 23-year-old Moroccan man named Said Missoury, who also suffered a stab wound, that while he and his friend were walking down the street to go back to their resort a Thai man, named as 33-year-old Somporn Kakkaew, drove his motorbike into them.

“The three got into an argument and a fight broke out. Somporn pulled out a knife and stabbed Mr Missoury one time,” she said.

Mr Missoury told police that he ran inside the hotel and heard his friend calling for help.

“I turned around and saw him collapse in the road,” he said.

Lt Sineenart added, “Sompron was taken to Vachira Hospital where he was being treated for a wrist injury. The deceased and Mr Missoury were also taken there.

“We did not find a knife at the scene, however, officers area looking at CCTV footage from the area right now,” she said.

Phuket News

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