According to the reporters, a New Zealand man had been critically wounded in a stabbing in Thailand. The incident is said to be have been sparked by a business dispute.
The man Christopher Smith had been stabbed in the back on Kata Beach. He is been admitted in the hospital in Phuket.
The New Zealand man, aged 52 years old runs a surf stop along with his wife. The Thai man who allegedly stabbed him also runs a surf board rental business.
According to the police, both the men had disputes in the past.
The man was been stabbed when he was walking along the beach.
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The man who stabbed him had been identified as Kittichai Julkaew, a 29 year old from Nakhon Sri Thammarat who rents out surfboards at Kata Beach.
As said by Lieutenant Weerayuth Thansirisukworakul of Karon Police, “When we arrived, we found traces of blood on the sand. He was later transferred to Phuket International Hospital, where he is now recovering from his injury.”