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02 December 2007 :: 11:12:40 am 38469

GANG OF FAKE WATCH SELLERS ATTACK SCOTTISH EX-COP

A former Scottish policeman, who was being harassed to buy a fake watch from a group of men, was attacked by the men when he refused to comply. Then, the men rode away on their motorbike. The injured man was bleeding, profusely, but refused hospital treatment.
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On 30 November 2007, at 1:30am, Pattaya Investigator, Police Lieutenant Banjob Khao-sa-ard, was notified that a foreign man had been attacked and injured. The attack took place in front of Nong Beer Bar, Soi Diana, Second Road, Nongprue, Banglamung. Police, along with Sawang Boriboon Rescue, rushed to investigate.
At the scene of the attack, many foreigners were crowded in front of the bar, watching what was going on. Mr. Colin McCuaig (56), a former policeman from Scotland, was sitting on the floor and bleeding profusely. He had sustained head wounds and other injuries about his body. His younger brother, Mr. Ian McCuaig (50), was sitting next to him. The attackers were, reportedly, a group of southerners, who sold fake watches. They had already escaped when the police arrived.

Officials immediately brought Mr. McCuaig, the injured man, to Pattaya Memorial Hospital for treatment. However, the victim was a bit intoxicated and somewhat boisterous; and refused hospital treatment. He entered and left the hospital, several times, while the doctor tried to persuade him to agree to treatment. Finally, Mr. McCaig, who was still quite agitated, left the hospital, although he was still bleeding all over his face.

Mr. Ian McCuaig, the injured man’s younger brother, told police that he and his brother, who was a former Scottish police officer, were drinking beer at the bar. A group of four men, who were southern in appearance, attempted to sell them fake watches. Although his brother was not interested in purchasing what they were selling, the men were determined to unload some watches and were extremely persistent. The senior Mr. McCuaig finally registered his displeasure at their harassment in no uncertain terms. This made the men angry and they attacked Mr. McCuaig with folding chairs until he collapsed to the floor. After the attack, the men got on their motorbike and sped away.

Police coordinated with radio police to attempt to track down the route that the miscreants might have taken, but didn’t find them. Police recorded the incident and will pursue and arrest this gang of fake watch sellers, as soon as possible.

Reporter : Kampee   Photo : Kampee   Category : Crime News

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