Connect with us


Father offers B100,000 reward for kidnapped British girls



PHUKET: Police on Phuket continue to scour the island as the father of two young girls abducted by their mother in Pattaya last month offers a 100,000-baht reward for information leading to their safe return.

Robert Day, the British father, has publicized his search for the girls on Thai TV and in newspapers throughout the nation in the hope of speeding their return (story here).

Mr Day divorced Onwarat Gamlem, the girls’ mother, in June 2010 and was awarded full custody of Aleena, 6, and Annie 10, whom he took to live with him in the UK.

On May 26, he brought them to Pattaya to visit their mother. When she did not return them on the agreed date, Mr Day went to the police, who then obtained an arrest warrant for Ms Onwarat (story here).

Though it was believed that Ms Onwarat was heading to Phuket with the girls and a son from another marriage, Marvin, island police have no leads in the case, Deputy Commander of Royal Thai Police Region 8 division Paween Pongisirin told the Phuket Gazette yesterday.

“I have sent the arrest warrant to all police stations in Phuket,” Maj Gen Paween said. “However, it’s difficult to track her because we have only the search warrant. We don’t have an address for her in Phuket or a telephone number.”

Meanwhile, the family can only hope.

“The wait continues, and we are getting more and more worried and fraught,” Charlotte Dillow, the girls’ aunt, said yesterday in an email to the Gazette.

The family has produced a poster with a photo of the girls and encourages anyone with information to contact their local police station or call 090-7738900.

Mr Day has vowed not to return to the UK without his daughters.

— Woranut Pechdee


Get more from The Thaiger

Join the conversation and have your say on Thailand news published on The Thaiger.

Thaiger Talk is our new Thaiger Community where you can join the discussion on everything happening in Thailand right now.

Please note that articles are not posted to the forum instantly and can take up to 20 min before being visible. Click for more information and the Thaiger Talk Guidelines.

Archiving articles from the Phuket Gazette circa 1998 - 2017. View the Phuket Gazette online archive and Digital Gazette PDF Prints.

Follow Thaiger by email:

Crime8 mins ago

BREAKING: Nursery mass shooter shoots dead wife and child before killing himself

Central Thailand10 mins ago

Meditation retreat in lush garden setting coming up in central Thailand

World22 mins ago

Death of 66 children linked to an Indian cough medicine

Sponsored4 hours ago

Segafredo Zanetti Coffee teamed up with Bangkok Airways and hosted “Bangkok Airways Surf Festival 2022”

Crime39 mins ago

BREAKING: at least 32 dead in mass shooting at nursery in northeast Thailand

Drugs1 hour ago

Drug traffickers and rangers battle in gunfight on Thai-Burmese border

Myanmar1 hour ago

Strong emotions and tea on the Myanmar border

Join the conversation on the Thaiger Talk forums today!
Hong Kong2 hours ago

Shark warning – illegal Chinese money lenders nailed in Pattaya

Thailand2 hours ago

Bangkok airport shames driver for parking in disabled bay

Politics3 hours ago

Never forget Thailand’s October 6 massacre

Thailand3 hours ago

Angry American man smashes up a Thai man’s car

Travel4 hours ago

What to pack for a holiday in Thailand: The essential packing guide

Politics4 hours ago

Rumours of tension between Prayut and Prawit over flood comments

Thailand4 hours ago

Jealous husband allegedly kills wife

Hot News4 hours ago

Taiwan prepares for battle with China

Weather5 hours ago

17 of Thailand’s national parks close waterfalls and attractions due to floods

Thailand1 year ago

Morning Top Stories Thailand | Police to end protests, Human Trafficking | September 14

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Thai Airways in rehab, All go for Songkran | March 4

Tourism2 years ago

Phuket’s nightlife. Yes, bars and clubs are still open | VIDEO

Phuket2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Covid passport talks, Thai Airways heads to court | March 2

Tourism2 years ago

Phuket Thai food treats you need to try | VIDEO

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Bars, pubs and restaurants ‘sort of’ back to normal | Feb 23

Tourism2 years ago

In search of Cat & Dog Cafés in Phuket Town | VIDEO

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Gambling crackdown, Seafood market to reopen, Vlogger challenge | Jan 21

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Covid testing for visas, Business impact, Vaccine approval | January 19

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Weekend Bangkok bombs, Thailand fires, Covid update | January 18

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Stray car on runway, Indonesian quake, 300 baht tourist fee | January 15

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Governor off respirator, sex-trafficking arrest, condo prices falling | January 14

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Chinese vaccine, Thailand ‘drug hub’, Covid update | January 13

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Bangkok may ease restrictions, Phuket bar curfew, Vaccine roll out | January 12

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Covid latest, Cockfights closed down, Bryde’s Whale beached | January 11