A 26-year-old car service employee has confessed to raping a 20-year-old Scottish tourist in Nakhon Si Thammarat province. He claimed she did not resist because of extreme drunkeness. Three of the suspect’s Thai friends watching him having sex denied raping the victim.
The family of missing British tourist Tom Armstrong, 22, has announced that their son is alive and well, after being reported missing while in Koh Tao earlier this year.
Briton Lee Aldhouse, accused of murdering a former US Marine in Phuket in August 2010, pleaded not guilty today before Judge Piyawut Kleuajan in the Phuket Provincial Court.
A hospital in Phang Nga province is still holding the body of German killed in an accident, as officials keep trying to contact his relatives. The elderly foreigner visited Phuket every year, but always came alone. He died after crashing his motorbike into a tree during a heavy rain.
Tourist police arrested a 29-year-old Nepali man they caught selling tour packages without a license at the Thailand Travel Expo in Bangkok. Instead of permit documents, he showed officials only his company documents, so he was detained and taken to Lumpini police station for investigation.
After several recent explosive accidents involving LPG (Liquid Petroleum Gas) automobiles, the Energy Ministry will start phasing out its use in government vehicles. Registrations for LPG vehicles will also tightened to encourage drivers to switch to NGV (Natural Gas Vehicle) automobiles.
A 45-year-old Australian man abandoned by his Thai girlfriend leaped from the 6th floor of a Surin hotel. He had been looking for her at the hotel but did not find her. The maid later saw the man arguing loudly on his cellphone. Then he flung it away and leaped off the balcony. He died later in the hospital.
A team from the Department of Special Investigation (DSI) in Bangkok arrived in Phuket today (February 13) to gather information about Russian-operated businesses suspected of operating illegally in Bang Tao.
An irate police Deputy Commisioner criticized a misleading news report that he had ordered all police departments to meet a daily quota of 100 traffic tickets. His order to step up traffic enforcement used the 100-ticket number to reflect his expectations in high-traffic areas, and was not a quota, he clarified.
A new smartphone application available to tourists and Thais will help police respond quicker and more accurately to emergencies. When a smartphone caller uses the application to summon help, police are instantly informed of the caller’s location and identity.
The trial of Norwegian Stein Havard Dokset, arrested last year after police found the rotting body of his ex-girlfriend in a garbage bin in his house, began today (February 12) in the Phuket Provincial Court.
A 12-year-old Karen girl was kidnapped at age 7 by an abusive Thai couple, who detained her as their household servant for five years in Kamphaeng Phet province. The girl finally escaped and the police were notified. The couple was arrested, but denied all charges and were released on bail.
A website offering amateur photographers the chance to shoot nude models masturbating may be violating obscenity laws, a police commander said. The website owners said they want to attract photographers interested in the art aspect of nude photography rather than pornography.
A Toyota truckload of terrorists raked several Pattani village homes with gunfire before driving away. Three children and an adult suffered gunshot wounds to their arms and legs. Officials believe the attack was a reaction by the terrorists to a recent crackdown on terrorism in the area.
The elder brother of a Chinese woman who drowned on Koh Samui believes she was murdered by her husband. He has asked the parliament to help him seek justice for his sister, because the husband is wealthy and may evade prosecution. A senator will personally oversee the police investigation.
Bangkok police broke up a prostitution ring that advertised on a website. An undercover bust of a 14-year-old prostitute led to the arrests of ladyboy pimps. The girls told police they would be beaten at school by the ladyboys if they did not show up for work as hookers.
A 40-year-old Samut Prakan man previously convicted of child molestation was arrested for sexually abusing a 2-year old girl. The victim had been left in an illegal day-care center run by the suspect’s wife. The suspect was held without bail.
A Nakhon Sawan monk from central Thailand was defrocked in Phuket after being caught with two women and a pile of drugs.
Police are on the hunt for an anchor-wielding jet ski operator who allegedly swung the heavy anchor at a German tourist, narrowly missing his head.
A dramatic rescue effort took place to try and save two construction workers trapped in the rubble when a hillside came down behind Soi Nanai in Patong.