British man punches tuk tuk taxi driver after crash in Patong

There’s been another late-night battle in Patong.
A British man punched a tuk tuk taxi driver in Patong following a crash late on Tuesday night time. The incident occurred after a gaggle of international motorcycle riders, including the suspect, crashed into a parked tuk tuk taxi.
The tuk tuk taxi driver, Armin Longklang, demanded compensation for the harm triggered to his vehicle. A verbal altercation ensued. The two parties debated the incident and the worth of the harm. Suddenly, the suspect received off his motorcycle and punched the taxi driver within the head several times. Confidential and his friends then dashed off on their motorbikes. Armin filed a report to Patong Police after the incident.
A video of the incident on social media reveals a crowd of individuals gathering when a bike rider in a black shirt gets off his bike to punch the victim earlier than fleeing the scene. Witnesses could be seen attempting to stop the attacker from getting away. Patong Police identified the suspect as Hoban Jack Mark Paul, a British nationwide from Manchester, The Phuket Express reported. Paul was on vacation within the island province.
Officers discovered Paul in front of his lodge in Kata. He initially tried to make a run for it, however, but was ultimately caught and brought into custody. The taxi driver, Armin, confirmed that Paul was the one who punched him.
As of press time, Paul remained in custody with multiple expenses, together with assault and resisting arrest.
This information comes after another altercation between a international man and a Phuket cab driver was reported on the precise same night..