The Phuket Tourist Police have released a statement after a video of foreign tourists who were seemingly fighting has gone viral on social media.
The Phuket Provincial Police Commander Major General Sermphan Sirikong told the Phuket Express that the Phuket City Police were notified of the incident at 10:50 P.M on Thursday, June 29th. The incident was on the Montri – Phang Nga Road near a post office in Phuket Old Town, Talad Yai. The anonymous person who called the police said a group of intoxicated tourists were physically fighting about an unknown issue.
The Phuket Tourist Police and the Phuket City Police quickly went to the scene before they talked with the group of tourists in question. The unidentified group of foreigners stated to police that one of their friends refused to go back to their hotel despite being too intoxicated. People who saw the incident thought they were fighting. However, the foreign tourists claimed there was no real brawl and it was just a “friendly” but “spirited” discussion between mates.
Foreign tourists said thank you to the police before walking away. Phuket police decided not to file any legal charges and have informed the public that nobody was injured or at-risk.