Shocking attack by tourists on a policeman in Phuket

26.03.2024
Shocking attack by tourists on a policeman in Phuket

A scandal broke out in the famous Thai resort of Phuket involving New Zealand tourists who attacked a traffic police officer and took possession of his service weapon. The incident occurred when Lt. Somsak Nu-Iad pulled over two brothers, Hamish and Oscar Day, for speeding on motorcycles and failing to obey traffic laws.

Instead of complying with the officer's lawful demands, the New Zealanders attempted to flee the scene. Lt. Somsak pursued the offenders and a scuffle ensued. During the scuffle, one of the brothers grabbed the officer's service weapon and handed it to the other brother.

Although shots were fired during the incident, fortunately, no one was injured. fortunately, no one was injured. However, the mere fact of assaulting an officer of the law and taking possession of his firearm has caused widespread public outcry in Thailand. Thailand.

After reinforcements arrived, the Day brothers were arrested, but they even attempted to bribe police officers to avoid prosecution. However, their attempt was thwarted and the New Zealanders were charged with robbery, obstruction of duty, assault on a law enforcement officer. law enforcement officer, driving without a license and bribery.

Police have requested permission from the Phuket Provincial Court to further detain the brothers for investigation. In addition, plan to oppose any bail applications, as the defendants are not domiciled in Thailand and could to flee from justice.

The incident has caused widespread public outcry and the authorities intend to take the strongest possible action in the case. are determined to take the strongest possible action against the New Zealand tourists, who carried out a shocking attack on a traffic policeman.

Consequences for the Day brothers and their influential family

In addition to criminal prosecution, there are other serious consequences for the Day brothers. other serious consequences. Phuket's immigration chief has already has been instructed to blacklist them from entering Thailand after the trial is completed. the country after the trial is completed.

Deputy national police chief Gen. Surachat Hakparn emphasized that the brothers will never be allowed into Thailand again for their egregious behavior. The decision will undoubtedly be a blow to the reputation of the influential Day family, who, according to New Zealand media, own a successful businesses and are real estate tycoons.

The parents of the arrested brothers, Lawrence and Katrina Day, are millionaires and will likely be forced to go to great lengths to minimize the damage done by the scandal to their family business and public image. However, given the seriousness of the offenses committed, the Day brothers are unlikely to escape harsh punishment.

Author of the article: Ekaterina Antonova