Police in Koh Pangan have said that they have spoken to the man caught on video smashing a bottle over the head of a female Portuguese tourist in the Hat Rin area at the Full Moon Party.
But no charges have yet been made. They are waiting for the victim – who needed 20 stitches – to report the crime.
Meanwhile it has emerged that the victim – named as 22 year old Franco Bebiano (name transliterated from Thai) – has disappeared after failing to pay the clinic where she went for treatment after the attack.
The bottling incident came to light after a post on the Facebook page of Natthicha Yachana.
Surat Thani provincial police chief Apichart Bunsrirot told MCOT that the Thai man had been spoken to and an assault charge was being prepared. He said that the victim did not report it and they were trying to locate her.
He said that police believe she is still on Koh Pangan and that she should make a report.
Local police on Koh Pangan gave further details to the Thai media. Pol Lt Col Somsak Noorot said that the man in the clip was an assistant to the pharmacist called Jakkrit Jantasorn, aged 29.
He had seen the two drunk tourists lounging about in front of the pharmacy door and after asking them to stand up and move away an argument broke out.
He told police that he was attacked first with a scratch to the face. In a rage he then attacked the woman with a bottle as the melee developed.
The victim was taken to a clinic in the area where twenty stitches were put in a head wound. She then disappeared without paying her bill and has since been unable to be contacted.
Pol Col Somsak said that no charges had been made and they were waiting for the victim to make a report before proceeding.
The Hat Rin chamber of commerce has spoken to the pharmacist and assistant about their expectations.
While provincial chief Maj-Gen Apichart asked people to call the police and not take matters into their own hands.
It was bad for tourism, he said.Facebook.
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