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Post by Macca » September 15, 2014, 6:55 pm

Breaking news in the UK on both BBC & Sky News as well as all the papers websites.
Young British couple found bludgeoned to death on a Koh Tao beach and the lady appear to have also been raped.
Coming so soon after the young Welsh lad was killed on Phi Phi.

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/world-news ... es-4261347



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Post by can123 » September 15, 2014, 8:02 pm

Macca wrote:Coming so soon after the young Welsh lad was killed on Phi Phi.
It was reported that he had hanged himself so not really relevant to the your quoted news item.

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Post by Macca » September 15, 2014, 8:32 pm

can123 wrote:
Macca wrote:Coming so soon after the young Welsh lad was killed on Phi Phi.
It was reported that he had hanged himself so not really relevant to the your quoted news item.
Wasn't aware of that and after reading up on it I'm not sure it's too convincing. The police seemed very quick to jump to a conclusion.
Maybe they'll put this one down to suicide as well, makes life a lot easier for them.

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Post by Zidane » September 15, 2014, 8:34 pm

RIP to the two poor victims. :(

Murder probe as bodies of two Britons found naked in Thai resort
by Apilaporn VECHAKIJ

BANGKOK, September 15, 2014 (AFP) - The naked bodies of two British tourists were found beaten to death on a Thai beach Monday, police said, sparking a murder hunt on the popular resort island of Koh Tao.
The unidentified man and woman, both aged 24, were found with several wounds near a beachside bungalow on the island, a diving hot-spot near Koh Phangan in the Gulf of Thailand.
A bloodied hoe was found 35 metres (115 feet) from the murder scene, local police official Jakkrapan Kaewkhao told AFP.
"They were murdered and found naked on the beach. The woman had three wounds on her face and the man had four wounds on his back," he added.
"Their bodies were found 30 metres from (the) bungalow," he said, adding the pair arrived in Thailand on August 25.
Police were told at 6:30 am (2330 GMT Sunday) and are interviewing witnesses but have yet to identify a suspect or motive, he added.
Distraught friends of the victims gathered at the local police station, another officer said. Checkpoints have been set up at the island's piers although the ferries are still running.
"This is a very cruel crime," Prachum Ruangthong, superintendent of Koh Phangan police station, told AFP, adding the bodies would be sent for forensic examination in Bangkok.
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Witnesses tod police the pair were earlier seen dancing at a local bar, Prachum said.
In a statement the British Embassy in Bangkok said officials are "urgently seeking information from local authorities".
"Consular staff stand ready to provide assistance to friends and family at this tragic time," it added.
A shocked employee at the budget seaside resort where they were staying told AFP the bodies were found behind large rocks on the beach.
"It was the first time this has happened on the island, I have never seen anything like this," the staff member added, requesting anonymity.
Koh Tao is popular with tourists but draws fewer travellers than the neighbouring Koh Phangan, home to the hedonistic "full moon" party.
Thailand's lucrative tourism industry has been battered in recent months after a prolonged political crisis ended in a coup which saw the army blanket the country with a curfew and strict martial law.
Although the curfew was swiftly lifted from key tourist hotspots, visitor numbers have yet to rebound.
Military leaders have vowed to restore the nation's reputation as the "Land of Smiles" with a clean-up targeting tourist resorts after a series of complaints about scams, assaults and even police extortion.
Britain says Thailand is the country where its citizens are second most likely to require consular assistance if they visit, behind the Philippines.
There were 389 deaths of British nationals in Thailand in the year to March 2013 -- about one for every 2,400 British visitors or residents -- although that figure includes natural causes.
But it is rare for tourists to be murdered in Thailand, although visitors frequently perish in accidents.
In July last year a 51-year-old American tourist was stabbed to death after an apparent row in a bar in Krabi, another popular tourist haven.
His death came just weeks after another American was slashed to death by a taxi driver in Bangkok after an apparent argument over the fare.
A 59-year-old Australian woman was killed in June 2012 in an attempted bag snatch on Phuket.
Two Thai men were later sentenced to life imprisonment for her murder.
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Post by GT93 » September 16, 2014, 12:45 am

It seems the BIB should be able to work this one out pretty quickly. I look forward to the customary parade of the accused before the media. The string em up and hang him brigade will dine out on this big time.

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Post by rallyman » September 16, 2014, 1:53 am

Latest on the BBC news is that the Thai police are trying to trace the fellas mate who left the island overnight

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Post by maaka » September 16, 2014, 8:41 am

not sure about rape, they might just have been having a naked coupling on the sand as young lovers do, and someone has taken offense, or been jealous...wounds on the blokes back, and wounds on her face, as lead me to that loose assumption, but then again I never saw the crime scene as first discovered...

My heart goes out to the families...

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Post by GT93 » September 16, 2014, 1:47 pm

Any theories on the perp? If he's a farang he's probably already back on the dole in farangland. With the little information to hand it would seem he's more likely Thai.

I wonder what the motive was. If I'd stumbled upon the couple making out I'd have shuffled away embarrassed with a smile on my face.

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Post by maaka » September 16, 2014, 3:00 pm

they are trying to find a backpacking farang mate of the deceased, that scarbered off to BKK same day / evening..
might be a connection, or an inside job, so to speak..

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Post by maaka » September 16, 2014, 3:01 pm

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Post by Aardvark » September 16, 2014, 4:42 pm

A strange place to stop for a quick shag ..... https://au.news.yahoo.com/thewest/a/249 ... nd-police/

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Post by Martyn » September 16, 2014, 5:38 pm

"Three male Myanmar migrant workers are under police detention for investigation," ... http://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/760 ... try8392366

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Post by Aardvark » September 16, 2014, 5:47 pm

One of the Posters mentions this spot is only about 50 metres from the Police Station. I hope this doesn't turn into a huge cover up ....

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Post by Zidane » September 16, 2014, 9:43 pm

Police have released the 3 Burmese migrant workers without charge and ruled out the British friend who left the island yesterday.(Richard Barrow on Twitter)
Reaction to the murders in the UK papers today......sensationalism by The Sun again ! [-X
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Post by GT93 » September 17, 2014, 2:48 am

Cripes even The Times can't resist putting a photo of the young blonde female victim on the front page. I guess when you look upstairs to see who owns the paper it's no surprise. This tragedy pushes all the right buttons for worldwide media coverage. The Thais will want to get this sorted quickly.

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Post by vlad » September 17, 2014, 2:52 am

Of course it will be a cover up to save face as the plod boss said NO Thai would have done this so a quick arrest paraded in front of the media well done to the plod on a quick arrest the scape goat paid and shuffled away case closed tourism safe on koh Chang tit.

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Post by mak » September 17, 2014, 7:14 am

On Tuesday Thai junta chief and prime minister Prayut Chan-O-Cha appeared to call into question the victims' conduct in addition to the perpetrators of the attack.
"We have to look into the behaviour of the other party too because this kind of incident should not happen to anybody and it has affected our image," he told reporters, referring to the two tourists.
Speaking later Prayut said Thais must tell "tourists when the safe times are to be outside, we have to help them understand."

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Post by MrFixer » September 17, 2014, 10:47 am

Extraordinary statement that 'no Thai person could have done this' - comments like that don't do much to reassure the international community and look decidedly odd against a backdrop of some quite vicious Thai-on-Thai political violence earlier this year.

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Post by phen » September 17, 2014, 10:59 am

This is how the Thai people really feeling about it.
http://www.bangkokpost.com/most-recent/ ... -tat-s-job

Try to write in Europe that you only want the "white Collar people" to visit your country.
Racism?

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Post by Dokya » September 17, 2014, 11:07 am

More elitism than racism I think....

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