British tourist stabbed in Thailand holiday resort

Ruth Doherty
British tourist stabbed in Thailand holiday resort
British tourist stabbed in Thailand holiday resort

Stock photo, beach, Krabi: Getty

A British tourist is recovering in Bangkok Hospital Phuket after being stabbed by a 17-year-old youth in the holiday resort area of Krabi on Monday.

Jack Daniel Cole, 21, from England, was on holiday in Krabi when he was attacked with a 10 to 15-inch Spartan knife, according to The Phuket News.

Police Lt Niwat Pimket, of Krabi Police, said a group of teenagers and adults were at Noparat Beach around 10pm on Monday, when Mr Cole arrived with his girlfriend to wait for a boat to go back to the main Ao Nang area, where they were staying at the Centara hotel.

Mr Cole was attacked by two men, one of whom was the 17-year-old who stabbed him on the right side of his body.

Another adult also kicked and punched him, before the group then ran away.

Two people were arrested the following day.

The two men allege that they attacked Mr Cole after he "shouted, pointed and yelled rude words" at the group, Mr Niwat said, but put the dispute down to miscommunication.

He is due to visit Mr Cole on 26 October to question him on his side of the story.

Mr Cole suffered stab wounds and other injuries to the right side of his body – mainly to his shoulder, arm and eyebrow, but his injuries are not life-threatening, and are expected to fully heal in five to six weeks, said police.

His father is coming to visit him from England, and he is currently receiving consular assistance from the British Embassy.

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