A Pattaya policeman on a night out with his girlfriend was attacked by a group of men outside a local pub.
CCTV showed officer Natthawut Khruathongkhiaw being punched as he prepared to leave on his motorcycle. As he fell off his bike he was then booted in the face suffering serious injury, reported TNews.
Natthawut said that he had been out with his girlfriend at the pub when a man came up to him inside and said:
“Are you the guy who arrested my friend?”
Nothing happened then but outside as he prepared to go home several men attacked the officer.
Back-up arrived and Jakraphan (Geng) Manothirakun was arrested. Nathapong (Ton) Namsunthorn and several others had fled the scene and are being sought.
The assaulted officer confirmed that those who attacked him were a group of men who he had detained at a checkpoint in Soi Mom Luang Cheun Jai on April 3rd.
He had seen a suspicious substance believed to be ketamine on a banknote. All in the group were taken in for a urine tests that turned out negative.
It is believed that the attack at the pub was retribution for the drug arrest.
Source: TNews & ThaiVisa