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Thailand street attack: Minister meets Welsh couple

A Thai cabinet minister has met a Welsh couple who were attacked along with their son during a holiday in the resort of Hua Hin.

Rosemary and Lewis Owen, from Wenvoe in the Vale of Glamorgan, and their son John, who lives in Singapore, were walking through celebrations for the Thai New Year when they were assaulted by a gang of men after John Owen accidentally bumped into one of them.

All three were left unconscious by the attack and Mrs Owen, 65, needed surgery to remove fluid from her brain.

Thai cabinet minister Panadda Diskul met Mr and Mrs Owen in hospital on Monday to present them with gifts and offer an apology for the attack, which happened on 13 April.

John Owen returned to Singapore last week and Mr and Mrs Owen were reported to be returning home on Tuesday.