A video has surfaced online showing CCTV footage of a British family visiting the Hua Hin, Thailand during Songkran, the Thai new year festival, being brutally attacked by a mob of four thugs, reported by Thai Visa.
The British family on holiday have been identified as Lewis Owen, 68, his wife Rosemary Owen, in her sixties, and their son Lewis John Owen, 43.
The video begins showing a mass of people walking along Soi Binabaht, a lively road popular for its nightlife. A few seconds into the clip the family of three can be seen walking along the road. a slight scuffle occurs between two Thai individuals, the British families son, John, casually grabs the arm of one of the men involved. The same man can be seen approaching from the back knocking the son over by pushing him, the dad grabs the man's hand indicating for him to stop. John falls to the floor and holds his head in both of his hands, whilst his mother and father can be seen speaking to his attacker as a crowd gathers.
The father helps his son up, whilst the mother speaks to the disgruntled man as the crowd continues to grow. At the 1.17 mark, a couple of punches are thrown from both groups of people. The tourists and the disgruntled Thai men are separated for a short second as the father walks away from the incident. Soon after, at the 1.30 mark, a man can be seen hurtling towards the father punching him in the face knocking him out cold. He is then kicked on the floor by the same man who punched him. The mother is then punched to the floor at the 1.37 mark. The son walks up to his mother's attacker amidst the chaos and can be seen being knocked to the floor at 1.42.
Thai members of a public who try to help the British couple can also be seen in the background being attacked by the thugs.
The son is repeatedly kicked by one of the men, the father is kicked when he is seen trying to get up. The mother is seen brutally kicked in the face at 1.50 into the video. The three are lying on the floor as a huge crowd looks on. After the thugs leave members of the public aid the family.
Four of the thugs have been arrested after an investigation by the Thai police, They are yet to be charged at this moment in time.