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Koh Tao Murder Investigation Mocked in Thai Social Media

Thai Netcitizens are using Social Media to Mock the Police Investigation

Thai Net-citizens are using Social Media on their Phones and Computers to Mock the Police Investigation – File Photo

 

KOH TAO –  Thai netcitizens have started to mock a bungled police investigation into the murders of two British tourists in Koh Tao Thailand by uploading a series of tasteless snaps online.

Villagers have posted a photo on Facebook showing fellow Brit Sean McAnna – who fears he is being framed for the killings – dressed in drag.

Another picture shows a local man on the Thai paradise of Koh Tao taunting cops by holding up a hoe – the weapon used to slaughter tourists Hannah Witheridge, 23, and David Miller, 24.

It is a sign residents are trying to discredit the botched investigation into the killings in a sign of mounting anger over the way their home is being portrayed.

The user who uploaded the ladyboy snap writes under the photograph: “Are you good or evil and why are you dragging our island down?”

The embarrassing picture was taken on the Koh Tao Pub Crawl where men are invited to dress as a woman for the Queen’s Cabaret Lady Boy show.

Sean, of Shotts, Lanarkshire, has fled the island after telling pals he thought mobsters were trying to frame him for the crime.

He told how he was approached by two men at the nightclub where Hannah, from Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, and David, from Jersey, had been before they were beaten to death on a beach.Terrified Sean, who has been ruled out as a suspect by the police, said: “They just said to me: ‘It was you who killed them. You’ve got two people’s deaths on your hands.

“‘You’re going to hang yourself tonight and we are going to watch you hang. You will die tonight.’ So I just ran.”

Thai police investigating the murder of two British tourists said on Sunday that they were no closer to an arrest as frustration grows over the lack of a breakthrough.

Some have criticized the investigation saying that the crime scene was not sealed off quickly enough and that potential suspects were allowed to leave the island.

Their investigation descended into further farce as Thailand’s top police officer blamed social media for his force’s failure.

Police General Somyot Poompanmoung said online attention to the case had “obstructed the investigation and confused investigators”.

By Ed Riley

BAD TASTE: Pictures posted online include mocking the tool used to kill the two Brits, a garden hoe [SOCIALMEDIA]

BAD TASTE: Pictures posted online include mocking the tool used to kill the two Brits, a garden hoe [SOCIALMEDIA]

 
DRAGGING COUNTRY DOWN: Sean McAnna in drag has been ruled out as a suspect [SOCIALMEDIA]

DRAGGING COUNTRY DOWN: Sean McAnna in drag has been ruled out as a suspect [SOCIALMEDIA]

 
BEACH MURDERS: Local Thai villagers have been mocking the police investigation into the Brit beach murders [SOCIALMEDIA]

BEACH MURDERS: Local Thai villagers have been mocking the police investigation into the Brit beach murders [SOCIALMEDIA]

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