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A British tourist has revealed how he was ‘10 minutes from death’ after a knife attack in Thailand.
Stoke man Mark Dickinson was hospitalised after being stabbed in the back, neck, chest and arm following the incident in Koh Chang.
On his Facebook page, 42-year-old Mark has shared a photograph of a reconstruction of the assault which shows him lying in a pool of blood and others of knife wounds.
In his post, he explains how he was assaulted by a Swedish man he called ‘Fredrick’ six weeks ago.
The assailant is believed to have gone to court and been set free on bail after being ordered to pay damages. Mark has described him as dangerous and said he should be behind bars.
Mark, whose Facebook page lists him as coming from Stoke, says: “I was attacked by knife 16 times while I slept about six weeks ago.
“They arrested Fredrick, a Swedish guy, and we went to court weeks later after I was out of hospital.
“He pleaded guilty and the judge said he should pay 150,000 Thai Bhat damages and he would be sentenced in five months.
“Police asked me to sign evidence regarding the knife and the next day he was out on bail.
“He is dangerous and needs to be kept away from. I’m fighting legally. Time for the real story.”
Speaking to StokeonTrentLive this afternoon his sister Karen Jones said the last six weeks had been ‘horrendous’.
The 47-year-old, from Stone, said: “He’s not been able to sleep since this happened. He’s got post traumatic stress. I wanted to fly out to be with him when this happened but my mum is 75 and I couldn’t leave.
“We’re now trying to get Mark home and my mum has paid for his flight but we have to wait until the court case it sorted.
“I just want him back home so he can recuperate properly here.”
StokeonTrentLive is contacting the Foreign and Commonwealth Office for a comment.
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