An allegedly drunk Cambodian man has suffered serious injuries after being attacked by teenagers in Banglamung earlier this week.
Nongprue Police were notified of the incident at 11 p.m. Tuesday evening, which occurred at a migrant workers’ camp behind Nongprue’s fire station.
The police, emergency services and a local reporter arrived on the scene and found the injured man, Mai (with no last name), 28, a Cambodian citizen, on the ground. He had suffered a serious head injury and was bleeding profusely. He was rushed to a local hospital for medical attention.
Maneerat Janmeechai, 33, a local labour camp resident who lives nearby, said “I heard screaming and banging and I watched the incident through a window because I was afraid to go outside. I saw what looked like two teenagers beating Mai on the head with some sort of melee weapon. They left him bleeding on the ground and immediately rode off on a motorcycle.”
“Khun Mai, my neighbour in this labour camp, likes a glass quite a bit and always drinks heavily alcohol every day after work. He also often drives around drunk with his motorcycle, this behaviour has already caused problems with other residents and local residents.
There are small children in the camp around the camp and some residents are afraid that his behaviour would injure them.” So explained Maneerat.
“Khun Mai has also previously used a knife to threaten local Thais outside the camp. We believed that the teenagers who attacked him last night were people who no longer accept his behaviour, concluded Maneerat.
Banglamung police are investigating CCTV footage in the area to try to track down the two suspects.
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