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Korean Embassy observation sought in assault case

Authorities have contacted the South Korean Embassy about sending its officials to witness the interrogation by police of a mute Korean man who allegedly assaulted a Thai woman before fleeing in her car in Bangkok's Prawet district on Wednesday night.

Lim Joon Wu, 44, allegedly used a fake gun to steal the vehicle from Chidchanok Samolkiat, 36, at Seacon Square's car park and also punched her in the face several times.

Prawet police caught up to the man behind the Seri Villa Soi Premier 1 housing estate.

Pol Major Pakorn Thongchoung, an investigator, said the suspect had entered Thailand in February as a tourist and reportedly used up all his money, so he could not buy a return ticket and decided to commit the crime.

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