Jail for attack on tourists

national June 06, 2016 01:00

By The Nation

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THE Hua Hin provincial court has sentenced four drunken Thais to two years’ jail for viciously assaulting a British couple and their son while they were here on holiday during the Songkran Festival.



Rosemary and Lewis Owen and their son were battered by Chaiya Jaiboon, Supatta Baithong, Yingyai Saengkam-in and Siva Noksri in the tourist resort of Hua Hin on April 13.
Jail terms for the four men were halved by the court as they pleaded guilty to assault and causing damage to Thailand’s reputation as a safe tourist destination.
The Tourism Authority of Thailand said it would inform the victims of the verdict.

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