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    I see the case had dragged Pattaya into the spot light again...

    Sun, sea, sand... and a 5bn sex trade: Seedy side of Brit crooks' Thai haven where he fled to escape drugs charges before prostitute death quiz

    Pattaya is at the centre of Thailand’s sex tourism industry, where women and girls are pimped for sex – often for just a few pounds


    With its idyllic beaches and crystal clear blue seas, Pattaya could be the definition of paradise.
    But scratch beneath the surface of this little piece of Thai heaven, and there is something much more sordid going on.
    On the resort’s infamous Walking Street, where thousands of so-called bar girls ply their trade, tourists can buy T-shirts with the slogan: Good guys go to heaven, bad guys go to Pattaya.
    The strip is lined with gaudy go-go bars lit with neon signs promising pole dancing, sex shows, cheap drinks and more. Women in barely there outfits and skyscraper heels offer tourists massages while signs ask: Do you like sexy ladies?



    Girls plying their trade in Pattaya, Thailand, a sordid holiday paradise frequented by tourists (Image: Getty)


    The Walking Street nightlife in Pattaya (Image: Getty)This city is at the centre of Thailand’s sex tourism industry, where women and girls are pimped for sex – often for just a few pounds – and foreign gangs cash in on the drugs and prostitution trades.
    It is here that former Royal Logistic Corps soldier Reece Vella, 25, fled to escape drugs charges in the UK.
    But today, he was being quizzed by Thai police after a prostitute plunged to her death from his balcony.
    Vella, of Worcester, denies charges of causing the death of another person and theft.
    In 2012, he was jailed for four years and nine months in the UK after he admitted raping a teenager.
    Vella’s brother, Andrayoss, said he moved to Thailand to start a new life and get out of trouble.



    Thai women sit at a bar along the Walking Street (Image: Getty)But in Pattaya, trouble is rarely far away. It is viewed as the new Costa del Crime, a place where Western fugitives can escape justice. Where crooks once fled to Marbella to enjoy the fruits of their life of crime, now Thailand offers everything Spain did, and more – sun, sea and sex, and officials apparently willing to turn a blind eye for the right price.
    An expat who has worked in Thailand for 25 years claims: “The police are very pliable. It is an ideal location for villains. In Thailand, they can’t be touched. Britain has to beg to get an extradition.”
    There are an estimated 2.8 million prostitutes in the country, with around 40,000 of them children who are forced into selling sex.
    It is a lucrative business, generating around 4.5billion a year – 10% of Thailand’s GDP.



    Prostitutes sit inside a police station (Image: Getty)In Pattaya alone, there are more than 1,000 bars and massage parlours. It is claimed there are 27,000 prostitutes working on the city’s three-mile strip, attracting an estimated one million tourists a year. This is despite the fact that prostitution is illegal in the country.
    Men pay a “bar fine” of around 13 to spend time alone with a prostitute. They then come to a separate financial arrangement with the girl over what happens next.
    The Human Help Network Foundation Thailand charity says sources claim child prostitution is so lucrative that ships are being anchored off the coast to avoid being detected by police. And it says sex workers are not just full-time prostitutes, but often office workers attracted by the easy money.
    In 2016, the government announced a crackdown, with the country’s first female tourism minister promising to eradicate the sex industry.
    But it is not just sex for sale that attracts foreigners. Cheap property, a low cost of living and year-round sunshine are a pull too.



    Bar girls hold signs to get customers along the Walking Street (Image: Getty)For criminals looking to stay under the radar, it seems like the perfect haven. But it does not always end well. A year ago, British businessman Tony Kenway, 39, was shot dead as he got into his Porsche outside his gym in Pattaya.
    Investigators claimed he ran a Wolf of Wall Street-style scam, which involved cold callers tricking people into handing over their savings.
    Kenway, 39, originally from Southampton, had moved from the Costa del Sol to Pattaya, where he and his Thai wife Somporn lived a luxury lifestyle.
    Our source said: “The easiest money to be made in the last 20 years has
    been internet scamming. The scammers have been making masses of money.

    “The easiest way to launder money is in the bar business. Most of the bars they buy into have been loss-making. The criminals pay well over the odds for them, and they become a front for criminal activity.”
    Along with British crooks in Thailand, Russians, Africans and Australians are also believed to be involved credit card scams, drugs, counterfeiting and the sex trade. But the expat says: “British people make up the largest part of the tourist sex industry.
    “And whenever the government say they are going to crack down it is absolute rubbish.
    “Wherever you go in Bangkok, Phuket, Pattaya it is clear to see.”



    Walking Street (Image: Getty)For the girls, many from impoverished villages, the bright lights of Pattaya can be a huge pull. Bar girls can earn up to 114 a night, dwarfing the minimum wage of 7 per day. But the money comes with risks. There are tales of children being tricked into selling sex, and stories of women being robbed and raped by gangs of drunken men.
    Phil Robertson, of Human Rights Watch in Bangkok, explains: “Prostitution in Thailand is still illegal, which means sex workers are vulnerable.
    “Thailand’s labour laws don’t protect them, meaning they are forced to work long hours, sometimes all night, and have no protection against cheating bosses or violent clients.
    “Many enter the trade for entirely reasonable reasons, like trying to earn money to take care of a sick parent, or a child born in a teen pregnancy.
    “Many of these women hope to meet some lonely hearts foreigner who will care for them, pay their debts and support their family. But for most, it doesn’t work out that way.”

    Sun, sea, sand... and a 5bn sex trade: Seedy side of Brit crooks' Thai haven where he fled to escape drugs charges before prostitute death quiz - Mirror Online

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    How can they prove he pushed her off? Fucking and she fell is not murder. He's clearly a fool - no matter what he should have gone straight to the cops saying she jumped. Instead he ran to my old local boozer on the dark side and had a pint.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chittychangchang View Post
    I see the case had dragged Pattaya into the spot light again...

    Sun, sea, sand... and a 5bn sex trade: Seedy side of Brit crooks' Thai haven where he fled to escape drugs charges before prostitute death quiz



    Sun, sea, sand... and a 5bn sex trade: Seedy side of Brit crooks' Thai haven where he fled to escape drugs charges before prostitute death quiz - Mirror Online
    You dozy twat, this was posted hours ago in its own thread. Fucking check the forum before you go pasting, mofo.

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    Go guzzly a sausage genticles

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    Apparently the Japanese are on the brink of developing a seaweed that has a higher IQ than that of a Mancunian.

    Quite fascinating.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seekingasylum View Post
    A feckless and gormless, English borderline retarded ex gaolbird , cashiered from the Army because his imbecility was too profound for even their miserably low expectations, descends into criminality and drug abuse before fetching up in Thailand as a worthless piece of miserable human flotsam intent on whore-mongering drunkenness and this is regarded by his awful tribe back in some dystopian West Midlands sink estate for the lumpen classes as "turning his life around" ???

    Honestly, I swear to God the English low end trash are becoming even more repulsive by the day.

    That poor girl, a harmless country peasant hooker killed by a dirty, filthy, moronic English douche bag lower than a baboon's nut sack. Let's hope they nail his scummy arse to the wall.

    True, very true. I'm sure it's not the first time it happens and certainly not the last, tragically.

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    Will it be like Nuru but better?

    Awesome!

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    Quote Originally Posted by pseudolus View Post
    Instead he ran to my old local boozer on the dark side and had a pint.
    Was that Route CC in the pic where they buckled him?. I haven't been there since James passed.

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    Anyone seen a pic of the balcony from inside one of these rooms?

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    Quote Originally Posted by pseudolus View Post
    Will it be like Nuru but better?

    Awesome!
    I, for one, am not ruling this out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pseudolus View Post
    How can they prove he pushed her off? Fucking and she fell is not murder.
    And in all likeliehood, it was the first responder's chest compressions that finished her off. The report said she had multiple fractures but was alive when they arrived.
    Fkkuken dozy ignorant twats.


    Nonetheless, they haven't charged him with murder, but with causing death through negligence. That might stick.
    Can't wait to see the re-enactment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Headworx View Post
    ^I've read more than once that most rescue workers here are volunteers with as little as 1 days training, though there was recent talk of making 2 days training mandatory (TiT).

    When Western medical professionals have commented on videos showing first-responder techniques on injured people - especially those with possible spine/neck injuries - the unanimous decision is they're totally clueless.
    Seriously, when will someone tell these ill-trained morons that a trauma victim does not need chest compressions?
    Stopped breathing from drowning, heart attack, electric shock....but not a fall.
    FFS.

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    I was in Hua-Hin when a farang fell down having an Epileptic fit.

    It was outside a coffee house as i was walking by.

    Next thing I know the security guard is on top of the coont trying to do Cardiac compression. ??????

    Had to pull the monkey off him, he would of killed the poor coont.

    I looked after him whilst he fitted and he was OK when he finished .
    Stroller is a Yerman faggot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Headworx View Post
    Was that Route CC in the pic where they buckled him?. I haven't been there since James passed.

    Yeah - i left not long after he left anyway, but the new owners were not that bad. Cute couple of birds worked in there which made a change from the ropey old dogs normally found on the darkside

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    Quote Originally Posted by Headworx View Post
    Was that Route CC in the pic where they buckled him?. I haven't been there since James passed.

    Yeah - i left not long after he left anyway, but the new owners were not that bad. Cute couple of birds worked in there which made a change from the ropey old dogs normally found on the darkside


    Quote Originally Posted by Thai3 View Post
    Anyone seen a pic of the balcony from inside one of these rooms?






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    Quote Originally Posted by terry57 View Post
    I looked after him whilst he fitted
    Isn't it a 'stick' youre meant to put in their mouths?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyrille View Post
    Apparently the Japanese are on the brink of developing a seaweed that has a higher IQ than that of a Mancunian.

    Quite fascinating.
    Boring, yawn.
    How to kill a thread, let simple sybill post.

    Back on topic. ..

    Looks like accidental death with a very tenuous case for manslaughter.
    Of course the young ex soldier will have the full backing of the Royal British Legion and their millions of pounds.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dillinger View Post
    Isn't it a 'stick' youre meant to put in their mouths?
    Last time he did that in Oz he got banged up for the night for lewd behaviour

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chittychangchang View Post
    What's he been charged with?
    Hit and run

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    Quote Originally Posted by pseudolus View Post
    Yeah - i left not long after he left anyway, but the new owners were not that bad. Cute couple of birds worked in there which made a change from the ropey old dogs normally found on the darkside








    If they were rooting on the balcony in that built-up area, there's a chance a neighbour has got it all on video.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chittychangchang View Post
    Go guzzly a sausage genticles

    ??? WTF?

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    His parents were siblings.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maanaam View Post
    And in all likeliehood, it was the first responder's chest compressions that finished her off. The report said she had multiple fractures but was alive when they arrived.
    Fkkuken dozy ignorant twats.


    Nonetheless, they haven't charged him with murder, but with causing death through negligence. That might stick.
    Can't wait to see the re-enactment.
    Mate she fell five floors onto concrete, I doubt there was much anyone could do for her.

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    Typical hypocrisy.

    Thais generally think nothing of their countrymen running over a hapless pedestrian and fleeing the scene. Jeez. I even saw a police pick up knock a kid off his motocy then speed off after running him over with his back wheels - not more tgan300 metres from
    tge scene of this particular incident

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