Scottish family beaten unconscious by gang in Thai resort

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A Scottish family is recovering after being punched and kicked unconscious during an attack in a tourist resort in Thailand.

The holidaymakers, believed to be a 65-year-old woman, a 68-year-old man and their 43-year-old son, needed hospital treatment after the vicious assault by a gang in Hua Hin during celebrations for the Thai New Year.

CCTV images show the family lying on the ground after being attacked. Picture: Contributed

CCTV images show the family lying on the ground after being attacked. Picture: Contributed

Police said three alleged attackers have been arrested and one more is being sought in connection with the brawl in the popular coastal destination on April 13. All are Thai.

CCTV footage shows a brief argument taking place before the attackers punch and kick the victims.

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Both men suffer blows to the face and body and when the woman, who was initially knocked flat by a punch, sits up, one attacker delivers a kick to her head.

The images show all three being beaten unconscious and left on the pavement, as a large crowd watches the unfolding scene in the busy street.

Police spokesman Chaiyakorn Sriladecho said the attack started after “the son accidentally bumped into one of the Thai men”.

He told the Associated Press: “We have arrested three of the four suspects and have issued an arrest warrant for the other one who is still on the loose.

“The men say they are sorry and that they wouldn’t have done this if they weren’t drunk.”

The father and son required stitches for head injuries, while the mother remains in hospital with serious head and eye injuries, Mr Chaiyakorn said.

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) said it  had no information on their condition.

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An FCO spokeswoman said: “Our staff have been in contact with the family to offer assistance and will remain in contact with the local authorities.”