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BREAKING: Thugs who brutally attacked British family in Hua Hin jailed for 2 years

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Thugs who brutally attacked British family in Hua Hin jailed for 2 years

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HUA HIN:-- A gang of Thai thugs who carried out a brutal attack on a family of British tourists have each been jailed for two years.

The attack, which took place during the Songkran festival on April 13, was captured on CCTV and made headlines around the world .

Footage of the incident showed elderly British couple Rosemary Owen, 65, her husband Lewis, 68, and their son also called Lewis,43, being beaten unconscious after becoming involved in an argument with the group of men while out celebrating Thai new year.

The family were beaten to the ground and repeatedly kicked and stamped on before a defenceless Mrs Owen was kicked straight in the jaw as she tried to get up off the floor.

All the victims required hospital treatment, with Mrs Owen the most seriously injured requiring several operations to deal with swelling on her brain.

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Rosemary Owen lying in hospital and being presented with flowers by officials from TAT after she was attacked and beaten unconscious in Hua Hin in April.

In the days after the attack, Hua Hin police quickly identified and arrested two of the attackers, with the two remaining suspects arrested after footage of the incident appeared online after it was allegedly leaked to a local Hua Hin based Thai news outlet.

Kulsawek Sawekwannakorn, a Hua Hin based journalist for Daily News, today wrote on his Facebook page that the four men who admitted carrying out the attack, Siwa (Neng) Noksri, Chaya (Boy) Jaibun, Supatta (Mong) Baithong and Yingyai (M) Saengkhamin, have been sentenced to 2 years in jail, without the possibility of parole.

Following the attack, a spokesperson for TAT was reported as saying: "The Tourism Authority of Thailand would like to express our deepest sorrow to the family who were subjected to the assault in Hua Hin during the Songkran celebrations. We hope that you recover from your injuries and make a swift and full recovery.

"TAT would like to assure international travellers that this was an isolated incident, not targeted on any group of foreign tourists in particular. The situation was exacerbated by alcohol."
Meanwhile, the Owen's, who have since returned to the UK vowed they would never return to Thailand.

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Waiting for the '500 baht, and a slap on the wrist' brigade, to eat their words.

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Thats a fair term , maybe they will learn from this. maybe

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Thats a fair term , maybe they will learn from this. maybe

Unfortunately, they will probably learn more thuggery and when released, use it on other victims.

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Watch them get a pardon after 6 months.

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Watch them get a pardon after 6 months.

Usually it is best to remain quiet and be thought of as a "fool" than to speak out and remove all doubt ..................

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I lived on Koh Phangan for 5 years and saw this a dozen times; Thai men/boys always attack in groups, it's like they never heard of a one-one-one deal or they are too wimpy to engage someone on their own.

Once the punches and feet start flying their spineless buddies start in and it becomes mob rule, usually 4 or 5 or more guys against one hapless, usually drunk farang.

The name for a female cat comes to mind, I hope these clowns get a taste of their own medicine in the monkey house.

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best news of the day,....this made my day... justice in Thailand at last !!!

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"TAT would like to assure international travellers that this was an isolated incident,

There are lies, lies and damn lies.

One has only to search this forum to discover that it is NOT an isolated incident.

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Watch them get a pardon after 6 months.

Sigh, I doubt it but if it makes you happy to think that ......

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Meanwhile, the Owen's, who have since returned to the UK vowed they would never return to Thailand.

Were they not reported to announce officially they would come back to Thailand?

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Lucky the elderly couple were not handicapped Thais...coffee1.gif

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I was talking to my sister a relative of her husband a retired RCMP and his wife are selling everything and want to move to either Thailand or Vietnam I suggested Vietnam and told them all I know about how Thailand is going downhill and backwards faster than a run away train.Had a friend and his wife visit 4 years ago ask about coming back to see again I also told him do not come here go to Vietnam.I told both parties do not waste your time in Thailand it is a shiit hole now.

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Richly deserved….they very nearly up-ended the entire btiish retirees tourism market.

Looks like this point did not go unnoticed by the thais.

No pardons or parole please.

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