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Tourist police report says evidence doesn’t support assault allegation on Koh Tao

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The Deputy Commander of the Tourist Police has submitted findings from an investigation into the alleged sexual assault of a British tourist on Koh Tao to the Consulate of the United Kingdom in Thailand.

Deputy Commander of the Tourist Police, Pol Maj Gen Surachete Hakparn says that the area said to be the scene of the crime would have been too heavily flooded to access at the time, and that legal action is to be taken against the administrator of the Facebook page where the story was posted.

He noted that despite the allegation, no report was filed with Thai police. He also spent close to an hour explaining the contents of photographs taken at the scene of the alleged crime to the consul-general.

The photos were later presented to the media with police emphasising that the area described as the scene of the crime, would have been thoroughly flooded by the high tide at the time, and would have required a person to tread water for up to 300 meters to get there.

Pol Maj Gen Surachete added police have requested, and received, a warrant for the arrest of the administrator of Samui Times “For spreading fake information about tourist rape”. It is believed that Surachete is also seeking an arrest warrant for the administrator of Facebook page CSI LA.

Those responsible at the news outlets face prison sentences of up to five years if it’s proven they presented false information. The identities of both administrators have already been revealed.

Tourist police report says evidence doesn't support assault allegation on Koh Tao | News by The Thaiger

Tourist police report says evidence doesn't support assault allegation on Koh Tao | News by The Thaiger



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British man pioneers cannabis tom yum, police are not happy

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PHOTO: Khaosodenglish

A 58 year old real estate developer, living in Koh Samui for 22 years, is facing some trouble with the police for his ‘medicinal’ innovations in the kitchen.

Police have arrested and charged Gary Coughlan with drug offenses after they noticed he was acting a little ‘unusual and erratic’ this morning (Wednesday). He later tested positive for drug use.

Khaosod English reports, that when questioned by the police, he admitted to having tom yum goong shrimp soup infused with cannabis, apparently he praised its benefits for good sleep.

Coughlan also told police that he had obtained the marijuana from a Thai friend.

Thailand has recently legalised medical marijuana, yet unauthorised use still remains illegal and culprits face jail time up to one year.

Judging by the look on Gary’s face we can assume he was happy with the results of his kitchen experiments.

SOURCE: Khaosodenglish

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Weather for January 16

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Bangkok

Morning clouds followed by afternoon sun. High 33ºC. Winds NE at 10 to 15 km/h.

Weather for January 16 | News by The Thaiger

Chiang Mai

Generally clear. High 30ºC. Winds ESE and variable.

Weather for January 16 | News by The Thaiger

Phuket

Afternoon showers. High 31ºC. Winds NNE and variable. Chance of rain 40%.

Weather for January 16 | News by The Thaiger

Ko Samui

Thundershowers. High 25ºC. Winds ENE at 10 to 15 km/h. Chance of rain 40%.

Weather for January 16 | News by The Thaiger

Pattaya

Partly cloudy. High 32ºC. Winds NW at 10 to 15 km/h.

Weather for January 16 | News by The Thaiger

Songkhla

Thunderstorms developing in the afternoon. High 29ºC. Winds ENE at 15 to 25 km/h. Chance of rain 80%.

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French woman found floating off Koh Samui beach

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Samui police report that the body the body of 42 year old Maud Isabeile Bailley was found floating at sea off Ao Thongket beach around 2.30 pm yesterday (Tuesday).

The body was first seen floating by hotel staff who called police and rescue workers. Responders then brought the body back to shore.

A friend of the deceased has identified the body. She said that they had both lived on the island for almost two years learning Thai at a language school.

The friend said that Maud often complained about her family and her health and that that yesterday morning they had both visited a waterfall before she left on a bike.

The cause of death is under investigation by the police.

SOURCE: Bangkok Post 

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