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Maltese Man Beaten Up By 7 Motorbike Taxi Riders

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A Maltese man who was angry that the ATM machine swallowed his bank card started to attack the ATM machine. The nearby motorbike taxi riders shouted verbal abuse at him to stop but he carried on attacking the machine. So 7 of them came over armed with bottles, steel pipes , chairs and pieces of wood and beat him severely. He then reported it to the police.

PATTAYA – December 23,2013 [PDN]; at 4.00 a.m. Mr. Michael Cassar, aged 48, Maltese nationality, went to notify with Pol. Lt. Col. Phattharasa Dechpharkkul (Investigation officer of Pattaya city police station, Chonburi province) with a contused and swollen face and his head was bleeding . He told the police that he was assaulted by a group of motorbike taxi riders who used steel pipes, beer bottles, chairs and pieces of wood to beat him. The incident occurred at the entrance to Soi 4, second road Pattaya.

From questioning Ms. Mai Suwannahong, aged 26, who is the wife of the Maltese victim, said that she and Mr. Michael Cassar (her husband) went to withdraw money from an ATM machine at the beginning of Soi 4 but the ATM machine seized the ATM card and they could not get any money so her husband got angry and attacked the ATM machine in order to get the ATM card back. The nearby motorbike taxi riders 7 in total then came over and assaulted him until he was severely injured.

After initial investigation then the police recorded the incident evidence and let him go to the hospital. The police will inspect the CCTV at the incident point again in order to identify the group of taxi riders in order to issue them with a court summons.


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