At 4am, in the small hours of October 9, Pattaya police received reports of an assault on a tourist in Petchtrakul Road, Pattaya. (Jamesons Pub – Big C North area)
At the scene local citizens were taking care of a Korean man aged between twenty and twenty-five years old who was bleeding from the mouth and above the eyes. His face was badly swollen and he was heavily bruised.
In addition he was very drunk and had vomited in all directions.
A witness, thirty-nine-year old Mr Dittipong Buajaturus, said he was told of a fight taking place and so went outside to find the man laying in the road.
He said the suspects, a group of Thai teenagers, ran off after the attack. Witnesses helped the man to the side of the road and called for the police.
Other witnesses said the Korean man was drunk and kicking cars. Then, a group of men whose cars had been kicked, were angry and punched the Korean. A statement in direct contrast to the report that Thai teenagers ran away after the assault.
No cars in the area were reported to be damaged in any way.
The victim declined to give his name and was taken to Pattaya Memorial Hospital for treatment.
Officers said they would have to wait for the victim to sober up before taking a statement.
Report by Pattaya One News Team