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Swedes arrested for fatal stabbing in Thailand

TT/The Local/pvs · 2 Aug 2011, 11:52

Published: 02 Aug 2011 08:56 GMT+02:00
Updated: 02 Aug 2011 11:52 GMT+02:00

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The man was murdered at around 9pm on Monday evening outside the apartment complex in which he was living. Two men are reported to have fled the scene, according to local media.

"We have had it confirmed that a 25-year-old Swedish man has been knifed in the throat and has died at the scene," said Pär Kågeby at the Swedish embassy in Bangkok to the Expressen daily.

According to the Swedish foreign ministry, Thai police have identified a suspect, also a Swedish man and aged 26-years-old.

According to local media the police have a further suspect, described only as a "white male" who reportedly rented a house together with the 26-year-old in the vicinity of victim's luxury home.

The men are believed to have fled the scene on a motorbike stolen from the victim.

On Tuesday, Thai police arrested two Swedish citizens on suspicion of murder.

"The two were arrested a few hours ago," foreign ministry spokesperson Tobias Nilsson told the TT news agency on Tuesday morning.

"According to the Thai police they have confessed to the crime."

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The victim is reported to have returned home at around 8pm and was attacked by the two men who tried to strangle him with a wire, the Phuket Gazette reported. The man was then stabbed in the neck and died soon after from his wounds.

TT/The Local/pvs (news@thelocal.se)

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Your comments about this article

09:25 August 2, 2011 by Da Goat
How white was the man ?
09:31 August 2, 2011 by conboy
as the driven snow no doubt!
09:38 August 2, 2011 by bolababu
thailand is fast becoming Sweden's worst nightmare..
09:50 August 2, 2011 by conboy
I thought it was to be their nirvana?
10:18 August 2, 2011 by andyron2
Similar to da goat color.
11:29 August 2, 2011 by cogito
Poor Thailand.
12:05 August 2, 2011 by J. L. Belmar
Where is Puhket? Kidding. I am just playing the Laila Freivalds stupidity.
01:18 August 3, 2011 by Grokh
why go to thailand to stab a guy lol?
03:44 August 3, 2011 by shaqattac
The guy killed is Maksim Schantz, born in Russia and came to Sweden when he was two. The alleged killers who are arrested are Tommy Söderlund and Carl-Johan Hellbacken, both as white and as Swedish as they come. Puh! in your face DA GOAT! Once again your världsuppfattning is challenged and once again you will stick to your skewed beliefs.
05:42 August 3, 2011 by budaboy

Maybe Swedes are becoming Thailand's worst nightmare??
08:38 August 3, 2011 by Gordy
14:57 August 3, 2011 by Smallnose
Sounds like self defence
13:24 August 6, 2011 by johnjon
look up phuket gazzette online for the full story and pictures
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