New Zealanders blacklisted after Phuket policeman attack

Two visitors are seen attacking a traffic policeman who tried to stop them from violating traffic rules in Phuket on Saturday evening. (Photo supplied)
Two visitors are seen attacking a traffic policeman who tried to stop them from violating traffic rules in Phuket on Saturday evening. (Photo supplied)

Two New Zealand tourists will be blacklisted by Thailand following a shocking attack on a traffic police officer in Phuket.

Deputy police chief Pol Gen Surachate Hakparn said on Monday the immigration police chief in Phuket had been instructed to ban Oscar Day, 36, and Hamish Day, 34, after the court case against them. The two will not be allowed to come back to Thailand again.

The brothers entered Thailand on March 11 and were granted permission to stay in the kingdom until April 9. Visitors from New Zealand can come to Thailand without a visa for 30 days.

They were charged with robbery, obstruction of police on duty, physical attack against a policeman, driving without a licence and bribery.

The serious charges were imposed against Oscar and Hamish Day after they attacked and injured Pol Sen Sgt Maj Somsak Noo-iad of Chalong Station on Saturday. They were ordered to pull their motorcycles over as they were riding fast and failed to stay in the left lane. Instead of stopping their vehicles, they accelerated away. The traffic policeman chased them and when he caught up with the two, they wrestled him to the ground. They managed to take his gun which went off, but no-one was injured.

Police will oppose a possible bail request from their lawyers because they could jump bail and have no permanent address in Thailand.

Their parents are millionaire business and property owners named Laurence and Katrina Day, according to the New Zealand Herald.

"It's very, very concerning," The Herald on Monday quoted the father as saying. "The family is distraught. We're praying for a good outcome."

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  • accelerate: (of a vehicle or person) to start to go faster -
  • bail: money that is given to a court when someone is allowed to stay out of prison until their trial. If they do not return for the trial, the court keeps the money  - เงินประกัน; การประกันตัว
  • blacklist (verb): to put the name of a person, a company, a product or a country on a blacklist (a list of the names of people, companies, products or countries that an organization or a government considers unacceptable and that must be avoided) - ใส่ในบัญชีรายชื่อของคนที่ทำไม่ดี
  • block: to prevent from being seen - ปิดกั้น
  • bribe: money or a present given to someone so that they will help you doing something dishonest or illegal - สินบน
  • bribery: the crime of giving money or presents to someone so that they will help you by doing something dishonest or illegal - การให้สินบน
  • bullet: a small, metal object that is shot from a gun - กระสุนปืน
  • concern: interest or worry - ความสนใจ, ความกังวล
  • discharge: to allow someone officially to leave somewhere, especially a hospital or a court of law - ได้รับอนุญาตให้ออกจาก
  • distraught: extremely upset, worried or confused - จิตว้าวุ่น, ว้าวุ่นใจ, สับสน
  • fail (verb): to not do something - ผิดพลาด, ล้มเหลว
  • go off: (of a bomb or other explosive) to explode - ระเบิด
  • obstruction (noun): the fact of trying to prevent something/somebody from making progress - การขัดขวาง
  • oppose: to disagree with or not approve of a plan or policy - คัดค้าน
  • permanent: happening or existing for a long time or for all time in the future - ถาวร  
  • property: a building or buildings and the surrounding land - อสังหาริมทรัพย์
  • speed up (verb): make go faster -
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