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On both sides, victims share the bitter pain of street clashes Phuket Gazette / The NationPHUKET: A junior policeman has become a hero for kicking away a grenade in his bid to protect colleagues during a Bangkok clash – but his wife thinks his fame has come at too high a price.

"If I could choose, I just wish his legs returned to normal," his 48-year-old wife said.

Her husband, Sen Sgt-Maj Thiradej Lekphu, said he acted out of instinct and a belief that it was better he was hurt than his colleagues dead.