Tourist police tell British Embassy evidence does not support assault allegation on Koh Tao

Tourist police say evidence does not support assault allegation on Koh Tao

 

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BANGKOK, 31st August 2018 (NNT) – 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 in Surat Thani province, to the Consulate of the United Kingdom in Thailand, indicating 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. 

Deputy Commander of the Tourist Police, Pol Maj Gen Surachet Hakpal has met with British Consul-General to Thailand Paul Kaye to submit information collected following allegations that a British tourist was sexually assaulted on Koh Tao in the Gulf of Thailand.

 

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 emphasizing 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 Surachet added police have requested warrants for the arrest of the administrators of Facebook page CSILA and the Samui Times due to their presentation of the detrimental story.

 

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.

 
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-- nnt 2018-08-31
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