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82-year-old French man killed in Phuket when his motorbike was crushed by an out of control ATV

82-year-old French man killed in Phuket when his motorbike was crushed by an out of control ATV

January 17, 2020

Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

French man died a Chalong Hospital from what doctors say were severe head injuries. He never regained consciousness after the forceful collision with the ATV… Read More ›

Dutchman Johan Van Laarhoven just freed from prison after serving 6 out a 100-year sentence under treaty

Dutchman Johan Van Laarhoven just freed from prison after serving 6 out a 100-year sentence under treaty

January 17, 2020

Crime, Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

In August last year, the Supreme Court reduced an Appeal Court 75-year sentence to 50 years but upheld the conviction for money laundering on the… Read More ›

Lucky escape for UK tourists heading for Pattaya as passenger van’s tyre explodes on inbound highway today

Lucky escape for UK tourists heading for Pattaya as passenger van’s tyre explodes on inbound highway today

January 14, 2020

Foreigners, Living, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

Three of the UK men were critically injured in the crash after the 53-year-old driver lost control of the vehicle when it hit an island… Read More ›

2-year-old shot dead by gold robber Thursday night as 3 die, 4 injured in mass shooting with silencer gun

2-year-old shot dead by gold robber Thursday night as 3 die, 4 injured in mass shooting with silencer gun

January 10, 2020

Crime, Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

UPDATED: The two staff members including a young Thai woman died at the scene while the young child, a little boy, was removed to hospital… Read More ›

Search off Phuket for missing Polish man and Thai woman who went missing while kayaking off the coast 

Search off Phuket for missing Polish man and Thai woman who went missing while kayaking off the coast 

December 8, 2019

Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Personal, Thailand:

The alarm was raised on Saturday evening after only three kayaks out of four returned. The 27-year-old Polish man had phoned his friends to say… Read More ›

Disabled German robbed by stealth in Pattaya by a thief that he took to be a kind hearted woman offering a hand

Disabled German robbed by stealth in Pattaya by a thief that he took to be a kind hearted woman offering a hand

December 3, 2019

Crime, Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

German with waking impairment told police that the woman gave him a hearty hug after helping him on his way to a restaurant. He only… Read More ›

Father in law brutally executes his son and law over a 3-year grudge in Nakhon Si Thammarat province

Father in law brutally executes his son and law over a 3-year grudge in Nakhon Si Thammarat province

November 26, 2019

Crime, More News from Thailand, Thai World, Thailand:

A two-year-old little Thai girl saw her grandfather kill her father in a violent attack when he came to her grandparents to bring his family… Read More ›

Six students cut out of passenger van smash after driver is killed on the road to Bangkok in the early hours

Six students cut out of passenger van smash after driver is killed on the road to Bangkok in the early hours

November 24, 2019

Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

48-year-old lorry driver Lorry Somthin Wilawan told police that he initially thought some steel rods had fallen from his vehicle and got out to see… Read More ›

German tourist dies following rescue from the local beach in Phuket after being hit by a boat’s propeller

German tourist dies following rescue from the local beach in Phuket after being hit by a boat’s propeller

November 22, 2019

Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

The Deputy Superintendent of Police at Kamala station revealed that the German man was swimming outside the designated swimming area of the beach when tragedy… Read More ›

Gold snatched from Russian woman’s neck in Pattaya by a flying motorcycle thief late on Sunday night

Gold snatched from Russian woman’s neck in Pattaya by a flying motorcycle thief late on Sunday night

November 18, 2019

Crime, Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

The young Russian woman had stopped on the sidewalk to tend to her 3-year-old daughter when the raider struck. A motorcyclist snatched two gold necklaces… Read More ›

70-year-old German man attacked in Phuket in a home invasion by two men with long knives

70-year-old German man attacked in Phuket in a home invasion by two men with long knives

November 8, 2019

Crime, Foreigners, Personal, Thailand:

His 50-year-old Thai wife arrived home just in the nick of time as the men had tied the German man to a chair with black… Read More ›

Dutch national identified from CCTV using police biometric system after Ko Tao theft and arrested

Dutch national identified from CCTV using police biometric system after Ko Tao theft and arrested

October 27, 2019

Crime, Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

Police discovered that Dutchman had travelled back from Ko Tao to his Ko Samui home after the theft on October 4th. On October 8th, the… Read More ›

Another passenger van crash leaves seven dead, four seriously injured on Thailand’s chaotic roads

Another passenger van crash leaves seven dead, four seriously injured on Thailand’s chaotic roads

October 25, 2019

Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

The accident occurred in Ubon Ratchathani province on Wednesday morning and saw a passenger van lose control and swerve onto the path of a heavy… Read More ›

Drunken man killed by his wife in Northern Thailand after a heated row following a party at home

Drunken man killed by his wife in Northern Thailand after a heated row following a party at home

October 20, 2019

Crime, More News from Thailand, Personal, Thailand:

Thai wife told Phrae police that her husband was regularly violent when drunk and had produced the knife to threaten her. She grabbed it off… Read More ›

Death of Pattaya’s police chief from a sudden heart attack on Friday en route to Bangkok for meeting

Death of Pattaya’s police chief from a sudden heart attack on Friday en route to Bangkok for meeting

October 19, 2019

Crime, More News from Thailand, Personal, Thailand:

Colonel Atinan hailed from Lopburi province and had only taken up the post on September 2nd following the removal of the previous chief after a… Read More ›

Norwegian man found hanged at a luxury villa in Hua Hin as police probe collects fingerprints

Norwegian man found hanged at a luxury villa in Hua Hin as police probe collects fingerprints

October 14, 2019

Crime, Foreigners, Thai World, Thailand:

A mobile phone was found at the bottom of the swimming pool while the man in short denim pants had abrasions to his knees thought… Read More ›

Police question two men including a Chinese tourist over the car ride death of his girlfriend in Bangkok

Police question two men including a Chinese tourist over the car ride death of his girlfriend in Bangkok

October 10, 2019

Crime, Foreigners, Thai World:

The Chinese couple and their host were travelling through central Bangkok in the luxury car of the Thai Chinese business leader when he stopped the… Read More ›

High profile model arrested on fraud charges totalling ฿10 million in Bangkok by CSD police

High profile model arrested on fraud charges totalling ฿10 million in Bangkok by CSD police

October 5, 2019

Crime, More News from Thailand, Personal, Thailand:

35-year-old Sriwipha Wattanawansap leveraged her fame to exploit others according to police. One fraud scheme involved renting two Honda cars that she herself was contracted… Read More ›

Gang violence concerns as 8 charged in Chiang Mai with the killing of a new father on Sunday morning

Gang violence concerns as 8 charged in Chiang Mai with the killing of a new father on Sunday morning

October 3, 2019

Crime, Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

The incident was the second reported in a week involving gangs. Last week a student in the San Sai Luang area was attacked by local… Read More ›

21-year-old Thai man about to join the army in Songkhla stabbed to death by an ex-friend

21-year-old Thai man about to join the army in Songkhla stabbed to death by an ex-friend

September 29, 2019

Crime, More News from Thailand, Personal, Thailand:

55-year-old mother told investigating police that her son had applied to join the army as part of the draft and was due to report on… Read More ›