Five Charged With Assault Following Attack On Swedish Tourist In Patong

Published on 29th June 2016 by Stickboy BKK

Five Charged With Assault Following Attack On Swedish Tourist In Patong

A Swedish tourist required hospital treatment after he was beaten unconscious by five men in Patong in the early hours of Monday morning.

The 32-year-old Swede, identified by several names including Frederik Gustav Wilhelm Erikson Holm and Federik Holm Ericsson Oestlund depending on which source you read, was said to be drunk when he left Bangla Road just after 3.30am and became involved in a heated argument with a tuk tuk driver.

The pair came to blows and in stepped four others to make sure no harm came to their friend Mr Dechaoop.

When emergency services and police arrived at the scene the tourist was laid out on the ground unconscious and taken to Bangkok Phuket Hospital for treatment.

Officers checked CCTV footage of the incident and soon arrested the fiver attackers and charged them with assault.

The victim was discharged from hospital on Tuesday.

Photo Credit: Kongleaphy Keam / Phuket News

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