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Thieving Brit Arrested In Pattaya

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Thieving Brit Arrested In Pattaya

A British tourist who stole a motorbike on his first day in Thailand has been arrested in Pattaya, according to police.

Pol Col Khemmarin Phitsamai, superintendent of Pattaya police, said on Saturday that a British man, identified as 39-year-old Ben Frost, had been taken into custody after he was tracked down to a hotel on Pattaya Klang Road following two complaints against him.

On the charge sheet is the theft of a motorbike from Soi 5 on Beach Road at around noon on Dec 30 together with stealing a wallet containing cash plus a mobile phone from a Thai man at a beer bar on Pattaya Sai 2 Road in the early hours of Jan 1.

Once presented with the evidence, Frost confessed to his crimes and was formally charged.

He was remanded in custody pending further legal proceedings.

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83 Pubs In Bangkok Shuttered Following Fire-Safety Inspections

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83 Pubs In Bangkok Shuttered Following Fire-Safety Inspections

83 pubs in the capital were temporarily shuttered on Saturday due to fire safety failings.

Following the fire at a Sattahip pub in the early hours of Friday morning that left 15 people dead, the Governor of Bangkok ordered inspections at entertainment venues across all 50 districts.

So far over 400 Bangkok venues have been inspected to ensure fire exits and escape routes are adequate and up to standard.

With tourists starting to return, the governor said it was important to step up safety measures.

Governor Chadchart has ordered further inspections in a bid to weed out entertainment venues operating illegally.

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Thailand To Introduce 10-Year Visa For Skilled Workers, Investors

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Another week, and another new long-term visa proposal from the government.

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