Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

HOME // Phuket News // Phuket police charge Kazakh suspect with visa overstay, shooting probe continues

Phuket police charge Kazakh suspect with visa overstay, shooting probe continues

A Kazakh man, arrested at Phuket Airport in relation to the shooting of a Russian man, has initially been charged with overstaying his visa. It’s understood 49 year old Artur Legay was attempting to flee the country when he was detained by immigration officers yesterday morning.

Mr Legay is a suspect in connection with the shooting of 44 year old Dmitry Aleynikov on Wednesday morning, June 7. Mr Dmitry was shot as he sat in his parked car outside the Anise Tapas Bar in Boat Avenue, in the Chergntalay sub-district of north Phuket.

Mr. Aleynikov is being treated at Thalang Hospital for gunshot wounds to his chest and arms but is expected to make a full recovery. Once he is well enough, police plan to interview him to determine if he knows of any reason why the suspect might have allegedly tried to kill him.

Meanwhile, the Phuket Express reports that according to Sermphan Sirikong, chief of Phuket Provincial Police, Mr Legay has overstayed his visa and has been charged accordingly. He could be charged with attempted murder once the investigation into the shooting has been concluded.

According to Sermphan, Mr Legay has been uncooperative during questioning and is asking to speak to someone from his embassy as he doesn’t speak Thai or English.

SOURCE: The Phuket Express

Advertisement Phuket Go Advertisement sidebar_1

TRENDING

5 Star Marine Phuket

You May Also Like

Phuket News

Sunday, June 16, 2024 – Phuket weather, sunset times, air quality and tides (7am) This lovely stretch of weather continues today, and maybe for a...

Phuket News

Tuesday, February 27, 2024 – Phuket weather forecast Increasing cloud today with a corresponding increase in winds from east. The slightly overcast conditions should...

National News

UPDATE: There has been another NOTAM (Notice to Air Missions) issued in the past 24 hours which changes Item 5, which MAY provide an...

Phuket Life

No. The December 26, 2004, event, known as the Asian Tsunami, Indian Ocean Tsunami or the Boxing Day Tsunami, was an extremely rare event...