Si Racha –
Three people have sustained injuries after being allegedly attacked with knives by a group of male Thai teenagers who were reportedly upset after a pickup truck blocked their motorbike into a parking space by accident in front of a restaurant in Si Racha last night (April 4th).
The Nong Kham Police was notified of the incident on Pinthong Road in front of a Thai restaurant in the Nongkham sub-district around midnight.
Police and emergency responders arrived at the scene to find three injured people suffering from slash wounds who were named Mr. Ton Somngam, 26, Mr. Sakon Paesantea, 33, and Mr. Piyathida Changslack, 30.
All three had been injured from an attack with knives according to bystanders and friends of the victims. They were all taken to a local hospital for urgent medical assistance.
Mr. Piyathida, who had suffered only minor injuries compared to his two friends, told associated Thai press, “Me and my friends were eating at a Thai restaurant nearby. After we finished our meal, we were about to leave in our pickup truck.”
“We saw our pickup truck had blocked a motorbike when we parked and returned from the restaurant, we didn’t do it on purpose and only noticed after our meal, but three teenagers who were near the motorbike were extremely upset. After we left the restaurant, the three teenagers who were associated with the motorbike followed us and waited for us to return.” Mr. Piyathida claimed.
“The three teenagers, all-male, refused to listen to reason despite us apologizing and offering to immediately move the truck, which we did to provide them space to leave. However, this didn’t work and they continued to argue with us even after moving the truck about being blocked in and wanting more than an apology, and then they pulled knives on us and attacked us, we were unarmed and did not provoke them. It was an honest mistake that we blocked their motorbike when parking.” Mr. Piyathida stated.
Nong Kham police are reviewing CCTV from the restaurant nearby to confirm the statements of the victims and attempt to locate the attackers, who remain unidentified and fled the scene immediately following the attack.
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