Phuket barman charged after attacking non-paying expat

Published:  16 Feb at 4 PM
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A barman on the Thai resort island of Phuket has been charged after attacking a British expat with a baseball bat when he said he didn’t have the money to pay his bill.

Thirty-seven-year-old Sarawuth Kongphat, who works at the Green Leaf Bar in Rawai, beat Christopher Stark so badly upon being told that he had run out of cash that he fractured his skull.

Kongphat initially told police Stark had punched him first but, according to Lieutenant Chollada Chokdeesrijun of the Chalong Police, there was no evidence the barman had suffered any bodily harm.

After learning that there was a problem with Stark’s insurance claim that was forcing him to remain at Vachira Phuket Hospital until his bill was paid, the policewoman said they took Kongphat to meet him. She said he eventually admitted the assault and agreed to pay Stark’s medical bill of around 150,000 baht.

The policewoman went on to say there was still the issue of compensation to discuss as Stark’s injuries had been that doctors needed to perform brain surgery for a hematoma. She said that the two of them would have to agree on a figure, adding that they would be presenting the assault charges against Kongphat to the prosecutor in the near future.
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