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The mother of the 19 year old British girl who was raped on Koh Tao has given a statement in response to the Thai police issuing a statement to the Thai press that there was no DNA found on the T-shirt the victim was wearing on the night of the attack
We are surprised by the announcement today that there was no DNA found on the T shirt, there must have been our daughters at least… We feel let down by the Thai royal police, the metropolitan police who urged us to handover the T shirt, and the British Embassy aiding such a corrupt system for diplomatic reasons. Why did the Royal Thai police spend so much money to come to the U.K. to take a statement from our daughter, which had already been taken on 23rd August by the metropolitan police, and pick up the T shirt? This to us is the biggest question. How can the case close due to no concrete evidence? Our daughter was spiked, robbed and raped on Koh Tao, she now has to live with this for the rest of her life. Our only consolation is that she is home with us, she says nothing good has come of this. I would urge you all to think of the impact of yet another unsolved incident on Koh Tao , this will not go away, it will be in the ether of the internet eternally. Something our daughter has to live with too.
The victim of the spiking, robbery and rape left Koh Tao the morning after the incident. She attempted to report the rape on the neighbouring island of Koh Phangan the following day. She was told by the police in Koh Phangan that they were unable to take a report for anything other than the robbery as the crime did not take place on their island.
After Big Joke and his team flew from Bangkok in helicopters, two months after the attack, it was announced that he and his team believed that no rape had taken place due to high tide and the football world cup. The Royal Thai Navy confirmed later there was no high tide, Big Joke later admitted he was looking for evidence on the wrong part of the beach.
Three weeks ago Thai police officers flew to the UK to interview the victim and persuaded her to hand over the T-shirt containing the DNA of the attacker, today it has been announced the Thai police found no DNA on the T-shirt and the case is now closed.
The owner of the CSI LA Facebook page shared the breaking news of the rape after it was published in the Samui Times. The police put out a warrant for his arrest and arrested 12 men from around Thailand for sharing the post on their social media platforms. The police also put out a warrant for the arrest of the editor of the Samui Times. The British Embassy have confirmed there is an arrest warrant in place for the editor of the Samui Times but cannot confirm what crime the warrant is for. The editor of the Samui Times left Thailand over two years ago and has never returned. The Samui Times is not a company registered in Thailand, there are no staff in Thailand or registered office. The editor of the Samui Times is currently consulting with a legal team with regards to starting legal proceedings against the Thai police who have accused her of publishing fake news.
Koh Tao has been dogged by allegations of shoddy police investigations in the last few years. The internet is still rife with speculation that Zaw Lin and Wai Phyo convicted of the murders of Hannah Witherdige and David Miller are scapegoats and the families of Ben Harrington, Nick Pearson, Luke Miller and Christian Annesley are still unsatisfied with the investigations into their deaths.
The recent death of Bernd Grotsch remains a mystery and last week another man was found dead floating off Sairee beach the location of every other suspicious death. Russian Valentina Novozhenova it still missing from the island, the family of Elise Dallemagne are repoted to be less than satisfied with the police explanation of her death and the deaths of Dimitri Povse and Hans peter Suter still remain a mystery.