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Briton faces jail for spraying 'Scouser Lee' on Thai gate


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A British tourist accused of spray painting his name on a historic landmark in Thailand could face 10 years in prison.

Local police said Lee Furlong, 23, from Liverpool, has admitted defacing Tha Phae Gate in the city of Chiang Mai.

Video appears to show a man spraying "Scouser Lee" on the gate, part of which dates back to the 13th Century.

Supt Teerasak Sriprasert said Mr Furlong would be charged with "vandalising an archaeological site".

A Canadian woman, Brittney Schneider, has also been arrested and charged with vandalism for allegedly adding her first initial to graffiti on the gate.

"They will face no more than 10 years' jail [and/or] a fine of no more than a million baht (about £23,555)," Supt Sriprasert said.

"They admitted to the crime, saying they did it because of the thrill and they were also a little bit drunk."

Chiang Mai is Thailand's fourth-largest city and tourists can visit the historic walled parts of the city, some which date back to the 13th Century.



p.s. I hardly think any part of the gate dates to the 13th century. The city wall was repeatedly torn down and rebuilt during the wars with the Burmese, and what's left of the current wall is probably from the early 1800s.





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"They will face no more than 10 years' jail [and/or] a fine of no more than a million baht (about £23,555),"

What the fuck is wrong with Thai penalties? Certainly the kid deserves to be penalized, but 10 years in prison for spraying some paint? Yet the penalty for driving without a license and killing 9 people is only 100 hours of community service.



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13 hours ago, buffalo_bill said:

In case the subject on the left is his "girlfriend"  any further penalisation should be prescinded from in the name of humanity.

Assumption Bubbi never Asume anything or it makes an ASS out of U and ME 

The article clearly stated “Canadian Female” and not Girlfriend, but trust me if all Canadian Females looked like that no wonder they legalized marajuanna 

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