Alarmed villagers called police after the couple were discovered huddled together in front of a Cherng Talay house, Sub Lt Jira Cherdchay of the Cherng Talay Police explained.
“He told us that they had been been locked out of their rented accommodation by the owner because they were unable to pay their rent. They then decided to walk to Cherng Talay to look for Mr White’s friend, but couldn’t find him.
“It was very late, so they decided to just sleep outside for the night.”
Mr White and his girlfriend were given temporary shelter at the police station.
“The Tourist Police and the British Embassy [in Bangkok] have been contacted for assistance in this matter,” said Sub Lt Jira.
— Thawit Bilabdullar
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