Koh Tao ‘copycats’ bludgeon German with hoe

A 25-year-old German man was in intensive care at Udon Thani Hospital after he was allegedly attacked with a garden hoe by drunk teenagers in the northeastern Thai city who wanted to imitate the brutal murder of two British tourists on Koh Tao in September, Thai daily Khaosod reported on Monday. Medical workers say he suffered wounds on his face and skull and has a “50-50” chance of survival. Police have arrested three suspects, two 18-year-olds and one 17-year-old.