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Police arrest two Burmese men over Patong knife fight

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Two Burmese nationals have been arrested over a knife fight in Phuket yesterday. The Phuket Express reports that police were alerted just before 1.00am that a fight had broken out in front of a bar on Pracha Nukroh Road in the popular tourist destination of Patong.

According to eyewitness reports, a group of teenagers was seen driving motorbikes and chasing another group, after which they heard what sounded like a gun shot. Officers inspected the area and checked CCTV footage, but found only fire cracker balls and no indication of a gun having been fired.

Police also found two Burmese nationals at the scene, identified as 23 year old Tean Pei and 21 year old Win Sithu. According to the men, they were sitting on the beach when a group of about 7 Burmese men attacked them.

It’s alleged some of the men were carrying knives. The two men say they ran away from the group as they have previously had a conflict with them. However, they allege the group continued to chase them and one of them used a knife to hit their motorbikes.

Patong Police subsequently arrested two men, named as 19-year-old Mr Thai and 21-year-old Mr Site Ian, both Burmese. Officers also confiscated a 50-centimetre knife. Both men were arrested at a workers’ camp in Soin Rong Wai on Na Nai Road in Patong.

They have been taken to Patong Police Station to face charges of attacking others and carrying a weapon in public.

SOURCE: The Phuket Express

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