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GUNMAN APOLOGISES FOR HOLIDAY ISLAND SHOOTING

“I WAS AIMING AT SOMEONE ELSE!” From Andrew Drummond, Koh Phangan, Thailand The man accused of shooting 22-year-old Stephen Ashton at a New Year party on the Thai island of Koh Phangan apologised in court today and said he never meant to hit a foreigner. Ekkapan Kaewkla, 26, told a court in the neighbouring larger […]

Family of Briton ‘devastated’ by Koh Phangan shooting

Thai Killer May Face Light Sentence The family of Stephen Ashton issued a statement today expressing their devastation at his death as an innocent bystander. And as they did so the Royal Thai Police announced that the alleged shooter would be charged with manslaughter and illegally carrying a fire-arm. This may be of little comfort […]

GUNNED DOWN AND CRIPPLED FOR LIFE – A FORMER U.S. MARINE CRIES OUT FORJUSTICE

‘MY MOTHER’S NOT SAFE’ – SAYS ALLEGED HITMAN A FLYING SPORRAN ENQUIRY – June 19 2012 The case against those who ordered the shooting of a retired U.S. Marine in Hua Hin in Thailand’s Prachuap Khiri Kan province in 2008 has allegedly become bogged down in threats, delays, and bribes. Now nearly four years on Donald Whiting, 68, […]

British Drug Baron’s Luxury Thai Life On The Run – Updated

From Andrew Drummond, Bangkok, Feb 7 2009 GANGLAND IN HUA HIN (CNTD) Pictures by Andrew Chant and Hua Hin News A wealthy Briton who skipped bail during his high profile trial for drugs dealing has been able to live the ‘high life’ in Thailand due to incompetence and bungling by police and the Crown Prosecution Service. Darren Oxley, who […]