Belgian in Phuket ICU after lover fights back
PHUKET: A 62-year-old Belgian expat was rushed to hospital at about 1 am this morning covered in blood after being stabbed by his wife in a furious argument over her flirting.
Pol Lt Col Jongserm Preecha of Kathu Police explained, “The victim, Ferdinand Salpdew, had been out drinking with his wife, Yossapa Chanthep, 36, and friends.
“He objected to her giving the glad eye to another man in the group so when they got home they argued and he then started to beat her.
“Defending herself, she grabbed a thin, sharp piece of metal and stabbed him five times in the left chest and once in the neck.”
Mr Salpdew collapsed, covered in blood. When the flow of blood could not be staunched he was rushed from the couple's Jintana Garden Apartment to Patong hospital, Yossapa accompanying him, weeping in remorse.
He is currently in the ICU. It is not clear what charges, if any, will be brought in the case.