Irishman Accused of Assault in Udon Thani

UDON THANI — Police say they are looking for an Irish tourist who allegedly smashed a brick into the face of an Irish expat in Udon Thani province early this morning.

The victim, who said he teaches English at a local school, told police through an interpreter that he met a fellow Irishman traveling through the province and invited him over for a drink last night.

According to the victim, an argument broke out after several hours of drinking, leading the tourist to smash a brick in the victim’s face, causing him to bleed profusely. The suspect then fled the seen quickly, the victim told police.

Pol.Lt.Col. Sananchai Mortaisong, an officer at Mueang Udon Thani Police Station, said the suspect had already checked out of his hotel room this morning by the time police arrived in an attempt to question him.

"We are working to find [the suspect] and prosecute him," Pol.Lt.Col. Sananchai said. 

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