PHUKET: Chalong Police are on the hunt for a man presumed to be a ‘tuk-tuk / taxi driver’ who allegedly set upon a French family with a beach umbrella in the Kata area of Phuket on Saturday evening.
The family, an elderly couple on holiday with their 44-year old son, his wife and their three children, aged 14 months, seven and nine, claim they were attacked when they parked their rented car along the Kata Beach road.
The family claims they were confronted by a man outside the Karon Municipality offices, at the southern end of Kata Beach.
He was aggressive and told them to move the vehicle, the family said.
After checking the area for no-parking signs, and seeing none, the family refused to move their car and began unloading their beach items.
Moments later, the man returned and assaulted them with the shaft of a beach umbrella, breaking the 44-year-old man’s arm. The 68-year-old father also sustained numerous bruises in the attack.