16 year-old charged after attacking four teenagers with scissors near a school in Phuket Town

Phuket –

A 16 year-old teenager has presented himself to police after he attacked four teenagers with a pair of scissors near a school in Phuket Town.

The Phuket City Police Chief Colonel Sarawut Chooprasit told The Phuket Express that four male teenagers have been injured after a fight on Monday (December 19th) near a school in Phuket Town.

The four injuries were aged between 14 – 17 years old. One was stabbed through their lung with a pair of scissors but now has recovered. The 16 year-old male teenager from a different school in Phuket Town presented himself to police yesterday (December 21st) with his parents. The suspect, whose name was withheld due to his age, reportedly admitted to his crimes.

He is facing charges of assault causing mental and bodily injuries.

The suspect started the fight after he said the groups were arguing and challenging each other about an undescribed issue. The 16 year-old male teenager escaped uninjured after the fight. A pair of scissors was found at the scene and identified as the primary weapon used. There are eight more teenagers involved in the incident, police added.


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Goongnang Suksawat
Goong Nang is a News Translator who has worked professionally for multiple news organizations in Thailand for many years and has worked with The Pattaya News for more than four years. Specializes primarily in local news for Phuket, Pattaya, and also some national news, with emphasis on translation between Thai to English and working as an intermediary between reporters and English-speaking writers. Originally from Nakhon Si Thammarat, but lives in Phuket and Krabi except when commuting between the three.