Thursday, August 21, 2008

French tourist assaulted by two youths

A FRENCHMAN was hit on the head with a bottle by two youths at a coffee shop in Weld Quay in George Town.

OCPD Asst Comm Azam Abd Hamid said the 54-year-old tourist told off the duo as they were using their laser pointers on the television screen while he was watching the Olympics Games at about 10pm on Sunday.

“There was a harsh exchange of words which led to one youth picking up a beer bottle on the table and hitting the foreigner on the head with it.

“They then fled the premises. The victim was sent to Penang Hospital where he received 20 stitches for the wound before lodging a report at the Patani Road police station,” he said yesterday.

In another incident, two Swede tourists, in their 20s, got into a fight while watching the Olympic Games at a hotel lobby in Macalister Road on the same day.

ACP Azam said the hotel staff called the police when the two friends started fighting each other at about 7pm that day, adding that the cause of the fight was not known. The tourists were let off with a warning.

Source : STAR
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