Phuket restaurant gang bash thugs arrested along with owner

From the Phuket News:

PHUKET: Three men wanted in connection with a gang attack on two men on Tuesday morning (Jan 5) have been arrested and their cases passed to Phuket Provincial Court.

A screen grab from CCTV footage of the attack.

Meanwhile, the owner of the restaurant where the incident took place has also been arrested as he was operating without the relevant licences.

The bashing, which was caught on CCTV, occurred as the two men exited a restaurant near the Naka night market in Wichit.

One of the attacked men filed a complaint at Wichit Police Station and told officers that the four men accused him and his friend of of kicking one of their motorbikes. (See story here)

Col Kitipong Klaikaew, chief of the Wichit Police, told The Phuket News today (Jan 8), “Three staff from the restaurant have been arrested together with the restaurant owner.

“The three have been charged with Offence Causing Bodily Injury, while the restaurant owner has been charged with Operating Without the Correct Licences,” he said.

“After questioning the suspects, they have admitted to their crimes and therefore there cases were all sent to court yesterday (Jan 7).

Phuket District Chief Supoj Chanakit said, “Officials from my office are going to check the restaurant. I have not yet made a decision on whether to close the restaurant of not as I have not received a report. However, I believe I will receive it soon.”