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Brit expat behind bars for attacking Phuket dog

 

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Mervyn Harding, a British expat living in Rawai, has been charged with animal cruelty and three forms trespass for attacking a dog near Phuket’s Nai Harn Beach. Photo: Chalong Police (blurred at police request)


PHUKET: A 43-year-old British national is behind bars at Phuket Provincial Court after being charged by Chalong Police for animal cruelty after he was caught on CCTV attacking a dog with a metal rod in the early minutes of Tuesday morning (July 16).

 

Mervyn Harding, a British expat living in Rawai, has been charged with animal cruelty and three forms trespass, including trespass while carrying a weapon and trespass onto private property at night, Capt Weerayut Tanyasirisukvorakul of the Chalong Police told The Phuket News today (July 18).

 

Police action over the attack came on Tuesday after Chalong Police Chief Col Therdthoon Sroisukphaphan ordered Chalong Police Deputy Chief Lt Col Sanan Janrong to investigate videos posted online showing a foreign man attacking a dog in from of a massage shop near Nai Harn Beach.


Full story: https://www.thephuketnews.com/brit-expat-behind-bars-for-attacking-phuket-dog-72188.php#reFCPScbTl3UROT4.99

 

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The best bit of the story can be found in the full version:

“His wife (sic) begged me to have her husband deported, but that is up to Phuket Immigration,” he said."

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A dog eat dog story of revenge.

 

What a nutter.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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“He said that he hit that dog because it kept fighting with his dog. He said he loved his dog very much and that he wanted revenge. He did say it with a sad face,” Capt Weerayut added.
Read more at https://www.thephuketnews.com/brit-expat-behind-bars-for-attacking-phuket-dog-72188.php#4TsUTw5fKPImuvCy.99

Only in Thailand....

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Poor sod, another victim of Dogxit.

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10 minutes ago, KittenKong said:

The best bit of the story can be found in the full version:

“His wife (sic) begged me to have her husband deported, but that is up to Phuket Immigration,” he said."

Well he probably hits others if he goes after a dog like that.

 

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31 minutes ago, RJRS1301 said:

Well he probably hits others if he goes after a dog like that.

 

From the fact pattern provided, it's a pretty clear case of premeditated dog assault and battery. Had he acted in the heat of the moment as his dog was being attacked, he would have a defense. But, he later sought out the offending dog after a cooling down period and intentionally and with malice aforethought exacted revenge. 

 

 

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I can't help but wonder what the cops would have done if it was a local who had beaten the dog? I can't help but suspect a 500-1,000 baht fine, a wai and on his way. There have after all been many animal cruelty stories here and I don't recall any getting this treatment, even though I have to say the fella absolutely deserves it.

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In civilized countries a trespassing results in a fine, surely no jail sentence.

 

TIT - what a retarded society

 

 

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3 minutes ago, keemapoot said:

it's a pretty clear case of premeditated dog assault and battery. 

You mean premeditated animal cruelty?

 

4 minutes ago, keemapoot said:

 Had he acted in the heat of the moment as his dog was 

A man in heat as well as the dog is usually something for the police. 🙂 

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Just now, aqua4 said:

You mean premeditated animal cruelty?

 

A man in heat as well as the dog is usually something for the police. 🙂 

I was attempting some humor at this ridiculous story. Obviously this was animal cruelty, but dogs have no rights as humans do in most places except here.

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1 minute ago, CLS said:

In civilized countries a trespassing results in a fine, surely no jail sentence.

TIT - what are retarded society


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Trespassing to beat a dog with a metal rod, just  the sort of human you would invite to table.

 

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what a laugh- 'animal cruelty' in a country where cock fighting is legal (and they DO use blades) where animals like pigs are kept in appalling conditions and where they are quite happy to let millions of soi dogs wander about in various states of decay, and where even the house dogs are banged up like prisoners rarely taken out. We all know why dogs have special status and it's not religion.

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