Japanese man attacked after intervening in Thai-on-Thai fight

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A Japanese man was beaten after trying to intervene in a fight between a Thai man and woman.

Hitoshi Kobayashi, 62, appealed to police to track down the unidentified man who gave him a black eye and cut forehead around 3 a.m. Jan. 1. He said he was concerned his assailant would follow and attack him again.

Kobayashi wants police to go after his attacker in case he would follow and attack him again. Kobayashi wants police to go after his attacker in case he would follow and attack him again.

Kobayashi explained he was walking near a beer bar complex on Second Road when he saw a Thai man assaulting a Thai woman. He said he stepped in to help her and instead had the man turn his fury on him.

The Japanese man was taken to Pattaya Memorial Hospital for treatment and police are said to be pursuing the attacker.