Phuket Police Face Heat Over Disappearing Charge Against Australians

John Cohen is questioned about the shooting after his arrest in Patong (Phuketwan).


PHUKET — Police on Phuket who failed to provide evidence linking two Australians to a shooting in Patong are likely to face dereliction of duty counts and possibly further serious charges, an investigating officer says.


Colonel Pravesana Mulpramook, Secretary-General of the Public Sector Anti-Corruption Commission, told Phuketwan that officers from Kathu Police Station had failed to present ''substantial evidence'' to the Phuket prosecutor over the widely reported case.

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