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February 2011

British Border Agency Breaks Up Bangkok Ring

The owners of an upmarket nightclub in Bangkok where scores of people died in a horrific New Year party blaze did not have the correct permits to operate but were allowed to open for business anyway by Thai police, it was claimed today.Deputy Police Commissioner General Jongrak Juthanon of the Royal Thai Police claimed the […]

Wedding Party Turns To Tragedy After Guest Drowns

From Andrew Drummond, Bangkok, February 23 2011 Wedding celebrations for a British couple on the Thai holiday island of Phuket turned to tragedy today after the body of a guest was found washed up on one of the island’s beachesThe body of Briton Daniel Medhurst, 27, believed to be from Ashford, Kent was found washed […]

Poison Link To British Pensioner Deaths In Thailand

Pathologists were today examining the bodies of  two  British pensioners who died in a holiday hotel – just days after three young New Zealanders collaped there in a fatal attack of alleged food poisoning. Pensioners George and Eileen Everitt from Boston, Lincs, were found dead in the Downtown Inn in the northern capital of Chiang […]

British Coroner Queries Chiang Mai Death Plunge

An English coroner has expressed dissatisfaction with a Thai police report on the death of 40-yr-old Yorkshireman Edward Fairburn who fell from the Centara Group’s Duangtawan Hotel in Chiang Mail last year. Halifax Coroner Roger Whittaker said: ‘I have grave concerns over the lack of information I have particularly in relation to how Mr Fairburn […]

The Great Bangkok Boiler Room Murder Fiasco

‘Now F*ck off out of Thailand’ said Bangkok boiler room boy ‘We don’t need your kind here’ ANDREW DRUMMOND February 18 2011 Some nine years after the murder of New Zealander Ian Travis in Bangkok the man once described as the mastermind behind the killing is behind bars in Bangkok Special prison. Boiler room scammer […]

British Child Abuser Nabbed After 23 Years

FROM ANDREW DRUMMOND February 17 2010 A British pensioner child sex abuser who has been committing offences on the run for over 23 years has been seized in Thailand as part of an ongoing operation by the Britain’s CEOP. Thai Police acting on information from Serious Organised Crime officers based in Bangkok arrested Roderick William […]

Sex Attack – A British Woman's Trauma In The Hills

In answer to a recent story I wrote about the alleged rape of a British woman in Patong, Phuket, I have received this letter from a young British woman, who two years ago was the victim of a sexual attack in Thailand.  I was moved by this letter because it does so seem to capture […]

Akha Hill Tribe Man Gets Life For Murder Of British Composer

From Andrew Drummond, BangkokFebruary 4th 2010 A 23-yr-old member of the Akha hill tribe in Northern Thailand has been sentenced to life imprisonment for the murder of British music teacher and composer David Crisp. David Crisp with the Spirit House singers Awe Ye Piang, was sentenced by the Chiang Mai provincial court in Northern Thailand, […]

Back From Hell – Pattaya Horror Story Revisited

This is an emaciated Richard Hewitt before being rescued from a Pattaya police cell where he lay naked and cuffed to the cell bars in what witnesses described as a state near to death. And this is Richard Hewitt today. He has made an incredible recovery after treatment at a psychiatric hospital in Bangkok. And […]