Rape escape: Phone call aborts rape of Phuket woman two months pregnant

Rape escape: Phone call aborts rape of Phuket woman two months pregnant

PHUKET: A chance incoming phone call saved a two-month pregnant woman from being raped yesterday afternoon in her rental room in Phuket. The loud ring panicked the rapist who then fled. “After receiving a report from the victim's boyfriend, we arrived at the scene at about 4pm. It was a rental room in Soi Pracha in Wichit district. The girl, age 20, and who asked not to be named, was inside the room in severe panic. She was later taken to Vachira Phuket hospital for a checkup,” said Capt Jarus Lempan of Wichit police. “The victim told us that the incident happened at about 2pm as she was walking back home from lunch. A

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Motorbike in Phuket worker's kitchen explodes, reaps big damage in Thalang

Motorbike in Phuket worker's kitchen explodes, reaps big damage in Thalang

PHUKET: A motorbike explosion caused a worker's quarters in Phuket to catch fire last night, resulting in more than 100,000 baht in damages. Police have yet to learn why the bike exploded. Thalang police station received a report of the incident at about 10:30pm from the quarters in Baan Manik and dispatched fire fighters from the Phuket Disaster Prevention and Mitigation office in Cherngtalay. “Their team spent about 20 minutes to douse the flames. No one was injured and police are still investigating why the bike exploded,” said Police Capt Kaisorn Boonprasop. The damages include the Honda CBR 150 motorbike, worth abo

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Double trouble for thief arrested in Phuket Town

Double trouble for thief arrested in Phuket Town

PHUKET: A Phuket man who stole a motorbike and Buddhist artifacts, in two separate crimes, in order to buy drugs was arrested yesterday by Phuket City police. Following a June 14 complaint by a Ms Sopee Koodkrai, 51, that her motorbike had been stolen in front of her house in Phuket Town, the police located CCTV footage showing a male suspect who looked to be about 30 years old. The next day, police received a report from a Mr Chusak Jomboon that someone had that day stolen two Luang Phor Chaem statues from his house. CCTV footage showed the suspect in that crime to be the same as the one who had stolen the motorbike. Mr C

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Forestry and Wildlife officers on Koh Lanta seize 100 rai of violated land

Forestry and Wildlife officers on Koh Lanta seize 100 rai of violated land

KRABI: Department of Forestry and allied officials yesterday seized about 100 rai of Koh Lanta land that had been encroached upon by parties they characterized as 'too powerful, unfazed by law and willing to threaten authorities with death'. More than 30 officials from several departments participated in the take-back, led by Wildlife Conservation Department head Sawat Suksiri. “Locals reported to us that trees were burned and chopped down. They were replaced by oil palms. They have been doing this progressively for at least 2-3 years, based on the age of the palms they planted,” said Mr Sawat. “Initially, we learned

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Good Thai-Myanmar relations highlighted at border management meeting in Phuket

Good Thai-Myanmar relations highlighted at border management meeting in Phuket

PHUKET: The 31st meeting of the Thai Myanmar Regional Border Committee (RBC) was held at Patong Resort & Spa this morning to solve border problems and strengthen relationships. “In the past, Thailand and Myanmar have always helped each other to deal with border problems, and the purpose of this meeting today was to ensure continued cooperation for stability. Most importantly, we want to ease any conflicts anywhere along our shared border, said 3rd Army chief Lt Gen Vijak Siribansop after the meeting. Gen Vijak noted that Thailand and Myanmar aim to boost cooperation not only in border matters, but also more generally

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Phuket Crime: French tourist latest victim of ladyboy theft at Patong Beach

Phuket Crime: French tourist latest victim of ladyboy theft at Patong Beach

PHUKET: Patong police yesterday arrested a ladyboy who stole an iPhone from a French tourist on Patong beach. “Mr Montree Srijantra, 24, was arrested near the Paris Star guesthouse in Patong following a complaint by the tourist,” said Capt Jarun Jaisuntud of Patong Police. “On June 19, we received a report from Mr Marcel Sawcho that his iPhone 6 was stolen at the beach opposite the Absolute Pearl intersection with Thaweewong Road. We then checked CCTV footage and found that the suspect was a ladyboy with a brown-white Yamaha motorbike,” he added. Finally, police located him and took a team to make the arrest. “Mr Mo

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