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Australian tourist, 43, holidaying in Thailand with friends is stabbed repeatedly by a crazed man

Australian tourist, 43, is stabbed a dozen times in Thai bar while trying to defend a woman from a local man after an argument over a t-shirt spiralled out of control

  • A 43-year-old Australian holidaying in Thailand has been repeatedly stabbed 
  • Wayne Marks, from New South Wales, was drinking with friends in Phang Nga 
  • Native Thai man approached women in the bar and asked lady to take off her top
  • Mr Marks intervened and the Thai man turned on him and allegedly stabbed him 

A 43-year-old Australian holidaying in Thailand has been stabbed 12 times after trying to protect a woman from a crazed local.

Wayne Marks, from New South Wales, was drinking with friends at Monster’s Bar in Khao Lak, southern Thailand, early Thursday morning.

The night out turned violent when 30-year-old Thai man Chanin Innarong pulled up at the bar on his motorcycle. 

The tattoo artist approached a woman at the bar, who was sitting with Mr Marks, and demanded she take off her top and give it to him. 

A 43-year-old Australian tourist holidaying in Thailand has been repeatedly stabbed after trying to protect a woman from a crazed local

Police allege 30-year-old Thai native Chanin Innarong (pictured) stabbed Wayne Marks in Thailand

Police allege 30-year-old Thai native Chanin Innarong (pictured) stabbed Wayne Marks in Thailand 

Mr Marks was allegedly stabbed with  a six-inch long flick knife used for hunting (pictured)

Mr Marks was allegedly stabbed with  a six-inch long flick knife used for hunting (pictured)

Chanin reportedly claimed the shirt belonged to his girlfriend and the woman, Kamonthip Nambut, had not paid for it.

She refused to take off the top but said she would give it to him later.

A scuffle ensued as Chanin allegedly tried to force her to remove it, and Mr Marks stepped in to try to defend the woman. 

Police allege Chanin then turned on the Australian tourist and begun to repeatedly stab him with a six-inch long knife he was carrying.

Maj Charan Srisarak of Khao Lak Police Station said Mr Marks was stabbed 12 times, The Phuket News reported.

‘Chanin demanded that the woman take off her T-shirt and give it to him as the T-shirt belonged to his girlfriend and she had not paid for it,’ Maj Charan said.  

Police arrived at the scene and found a bloodied Mr Marks lying on the cement

Police arrived at the scene and found a bloodied Mr Marks lying on the cement

Mr Marks, from New South Wales, was drinking with friends at Monster¿s Bar in Khao Lak, southern Thailand, early Thursday morning

Mr Marks, from New South Wales, was drinking with friends at Monster’s Bar in Khao Lak, southern Thailand, early Thursday morning

‘As Chanin was subdued, he pulled out a knife and stabbed Mr Marks 12 times… before fleeing on the motorbike.’ 

Police arrived at the scene at about 1am and found a bloodied Mr Marks lying on the cement.  

Mr Marks suffered stab wounds to his waist, shoulder and back and was rushed to Takua Pa Hospital hospital in a critical condition. 

He was stabilised by the medical team and spoke with the nurses on Friday morning.

Police arrested the alleged knifeman at a nightclub and he was reportedly charged with attempted murder.

Mr Marks suffered stab wounds to his waist, shoulder and back and was rushed to hospital in a critical condition

Mr Marks suffered stab wounds to his waist, shoulder and back and was rushed to hospital in a critical condition

Mr Marks has since been stabilised by the medical team

He was up and speaking with the medical team on Friday

He has since been stabilised by the medical team and spoke with the nurses on Friday morning

Police arrested the alleged knifeman at a nightclub. Pictured: Alleged knifeman Chanin Innarong

Police arrested the alleged knifeman at a nightclub. Pictured: Alleged knifeman Chanin Innarong 

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