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Cabbie Returns 120k To Aussie Businessman

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Cabbie Returns 120k To Aussie Businessman

A taxi driver who returned 120,000 baht in cash and valuables to an Australian businessman was the talk of Thai news for his honesty.

Uthit Sanehha, 49, found a bag in his boot containing a passport, ID card, 6 credit cards, 3 iPhones, 4,000 Euros, 1,000 Swiss Francs, 10,000 THB, and 30 USD but despite there being photographic ID he says he couldn’t remember which of his passengers the bag belonged to.

It wasn’t until a call came through from FM91 Traffic Pro regarding a foreigners bag being left in a taxi by hotel staff did the light go off in his head who was the owner of the cash and valuables.

Sanehha stopped at the Pullman Bangkok Hotel G on Silom Road and a member of staff placed a bag in his boot while another asked did he have changed of 1,000 baht to take the guest to Sukhumvit Soi 8.

He replied no and drove off claiming he didn’t realise the other hotel worker had put a bag in the boot.

During a press conference, the cabbie said if FM91 hadn’t called he’d have handed the bag into police and he was only slow to do so because his wagon had been in for repairs.

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Russian Woman Suspected Of Murdering Her Infant Daughter In North Pattaya

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A Russian woman who attempted to take her own life by jumping from a third-floor apartment in North Pattaya at the weekend is in police custody suspected of murdering her infant daughter.

Anna Efimova, 33, was found by police and medics with injuries to her legs at the apartment block on Sukhumvit Road at around 3.30pm on Sunday afternoon.

While she was taken to Bangkok Pattaya hospital for treatment while Banglamung police went to inspect her room where they found blood stains and splatters on the floor and walls.

In the bathroom, they discovered the body of an infant girl with 3 large wounds to her forehead under a towel below the wash hand basin.

Documents found in the room identified the dead infant as the woman’s daughter who was 1 year and 7 months old.

Russian Woman Suspected Of Murdering Her Infant Daughter

Police also found drug paraphernalia in the room with officers speculating the suspect might have been high when she killed her daughter, before jumping from the balcony.

An employee at the apartment block told police the woman checked in with her daughter on Saturday at 7pm and paid for a three-day stay.

Police are now waiting for the woman to recover to question her over the girl’s death.

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Boxing Is Back But No Spectators Allowed

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Boxing Is Back But No Spectators Allowed

Muay Thai boxing resumed on Saturday after more than three months but fans of the national sport had to make do with watching on television as spectators are still banned.

Matches resumed as Thailand eases measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19 which left hundreds of boxers and referees without work.

No local transmissions of the virus have been reported for 40 days.

However, authorities have yet to issue rules on when and how spectators will be allowed to attend sports venues.

In March, a spike in virus cases was linked to a boxing match at Lumpinee Boxing Stadium.

“Today is a good start for the boxing industry,” said Viboon Jampa-nguern, head of the boxing committee.

“Boxers are in jeopardy, they don’t have alternative jobs. The same goes for those who work as boxing referees, they don’t have second jobs to support them,” he said.

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Suicide Suspected In Death Of Australian Man In Pattaya

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A 59-year-old Australian man was found dead on Saturday afternoon at a Pattaya apartment with police suspecting suicide was the likely cause of death.

Police were alerted at around 4.30pm by the apartment block housekeeper who found the body of Andrew George Tomlinson laid on the bed with a plastic bag over his head fastened with a cable tie. His hands were also bound with a cable tie.

There were no signs of a struggle, no bruises on the body, no reason to suspect a robbery gone wrong and no valuables missing.

CCTV from the building showed nobody had entered the room.

The body was sent to Police General Hospital in Bangkok for a post-mortem to determine the exact cause of death and the Australian embassy notified.

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