Pattaya One News Team received a report this morning from a fifty-seven-year old street food vendor Mrs Supreeya Konghkan.
She reported that two of her nephews were badly beaten up last night by a ‘foreign mafia gang’ close to the Chaimongkol Temple, Pattaya.
Reporters have visited the two men, twenty-two-year old Mr. Pholrun Chatboot, who received facial wounds and twenty-four year old Mr Nattapong Pooncharoen, who was knocked unconscious, to record their injuries.
Naturally the two men claim to have no idea why they were attacked.
Mr. Pholrun said that on 17th September at around 6pm he was having dinner when he noticed a black pick-up truck chasing a Thai man after the driver had knocked him off his motorbike.
The truck stopped outside a beer bar and so he went to ask the driver what he was doing. He says that four foreigners, who were dressed like a ‘biker gang’ got out and attacked him.
One of them had a knife and so all his Thai friends ran away, leaving him alone until his elder brother, Mr. Nattapong, tried to intervene until he too was attacked and knocked out.
Eventually the men left the scene and the boy’s grandmother took them to the hospital.
The grandmother has reported that the men had been in the Soi before and chased away a gay Thai man. She says they threatened him with a knife and that he had to run for his life.
She thinks maybe the same thing had happened this time and that her grandson’s were simply picked on because they tried to intervene and help the Thai man who was running away.
Their statements and a copy of the CCTV footage has been sent to Pattaya Police for review.
Report by Pattaya One News Team