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Police have arrested two men on attempted murder charges after they allegedly attacked a Belgian diving instructor who went to a girl’s rescue.
Peter Wenden Ebley (name transliterated), 28, was stabbed twice in the stomach after he intervened in an argument between a Thai man and his wife, reports Thairath.
The incident happened on the idyllic Andaman sea island of Koh Lipe in Satun province of Thailand’s far south.
Thiradech Ratanawijitr of Satun police was alerted by medics at a downtown Satun clinic that a man had serious knife wounds. The Belgian man was taken to hospital after that and is now out of danger.
Police learnt that Mr Ebley was walking on the road believed to be behind the Castaway Resort on the east of the island when he witnessed a man now known as Sarawut Nartma, 28, arguing with his wife. He went to help her but the Thai man was enraged and a fist fight developed.
Then Sarawut’s elder brother Adirek Nartma, 30, joined the argument. Police say that Sarawut used a knife on the Belgian man before the brothers ran off.
Later two arrests were made on Koh Lipe with two brothers being charged with attempted murder and carrying a concealed knife.