Australian Man Found Hanged in Patong Police Station

Patong –

An Australian man was found hanged in a cell room at the Patong Police Station in Phuket.

The Patong Police told the Phuket Express that the 29-year-old Australian man was arrested on Sunday (April 23rd) at night as he was heavily intoxicated and caused a public nuisance. He was in custody in a cell room alone on the second floor of the police station while officers waited for him to sober up.

At about noon on Monday (April 24th) the Australian man was found hanged in the cell (The Phuket Express is withholding his name pending embassy and family notification). He was found hanging by part of his clothing. CCTV footage nearby clearly shows he hanged himself without anyone else involved, say Patong Police.

It has been reported that the Australian man suffered from depression and he reportedly had prior legal issues with law enforcement, having previously argued with his girlfriend before he allegedly attacked her at a hotel in Patong.

If you or someone you know is feeling depressed please reach out for help. The Pattaya News suggests the Samaritans of Thailand which can be reached here:

https://www.facebook.com/Samaritans.Thailand/

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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.