UPDATE: Real Suspects Surrender After Attacking Mobile App Taxi Driver in Thalang

Thalang –

Two taxi drivers who attacked a mobile application taxi driver in Thalang surrendered to police, after it was revealed the previous suspect who surrendered and took full responsibility was a scapegoat and was not involved in the assault.

Our previous stories:

A mobile application taxi driver sustained injuries after he was attacked by several men while he was picking a passenger up at a beach club in Cherng Talay, according to a police report.

The Cherng Talay Police told the Phuket Express that on Monday (December 4th), Mr. Gam (alias), 48, surrendered to police. Gam told police that he attacked the mobile application taxi driver.

Now for the update:

The victim has confirmed to police that Mr. Gam, who surrendered previously, is not the real person who attacked him. He was just one of several people who tried to stop the argument during the incident and later decided to take responsibility for unknown reasons. Police continued their investigation after CCTV revealed that Gam was a scapegoat and arrest warrants were issued by the Phuket Provincial Court for the two real suspects.

On Tuesday (December 12th) the two wanted suspects surrendered to the Cherng Talay Police. They were only identified as Mr. Dom, 49, and Mr. Det, 37. They are facing charges of inflicting bodily harm causing severe injuries. The two suspects have denied the charges and told police that they did not attack the victim. Police, however, did not believe their claims and pledged to investigate further.

The Cherng Talay Police told the Phuket Express that the two suspects had previously assaulted another mobile application taxi, a female, in June of this year in Bang Tao, Cherng Talay. They faced legal action in the previous incident too, although the exact penalties for that incident were not revealed to the press.

It was unclear if Mr. Gam would face legal charges for lying to police that he was responsible for the incident when he wasn’t, The Phuket Express adds.

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.