Briton stabbed in Pattaya after break up

Wassana Karndee, 38, covers her face during a photo opportunity staged by police in Pattaya on Saturday following her arrest in a stabbing incident. (Photo by Chaiyot Pupattanapong)

A local woman faces assault charges after a British man was stabbed when he broke off their relationship, police say.

Wassana Karndee, 38, was apprehended on Soi Taengmor in Pattaya Klang, Bang Lamung district, shortly after the knife attack on Kim Patrick Poole, 67, on Friday night, said Pol Maj Gen Nanthachart Supamongkhol, chief of Chon Buri police.

Mr Poole was stabbed in the stomach at his apartment on Soi Bua Khao in Pattaya Klang and fled outside. Local residents spotted him in distress and rushed him to Pattaya Memorial Hospital, where he is in stable condition and still receiving treatment.

Police who responded to a call around 7pm found a fruit knife and a cloth stained with blood in the apartment, and Ms Wassana was arrested shortly afterward.

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Officers said Ms Wassana confessed to the assault. She reportedly told them that she and Mr Poole had been romantically involved for over three years before he recently shunned her.

When he told her that he no longer wanted her to stay with him, they quarrelled and she stabbed him once.  Ms Wassana herself sustained a knife wound to her left hand.

After seeing Mr Poole fall down, she said, she changed clothes and fled to a nearby alley, where she was caught.

Police charged her with assault and causing serious injury before taking her to the Pattaya Court to seek her detention. – Bangkok Post

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