British pensioners in Thailand have started a murder fund after a court released a Thai wife who allegedly commissioned the death of her London husband and then began to milk his bank accounts.
In Hua Hin, 200 miles south west of Bangkok, pensioners Peter Rees, 71, and David Williams, 65, have put £11,000 into a fighting fund and today they began a series of court actions on behalf of their murdered friend 68-yr-old Raymond Hind and his 30-yr-old daughter, Zoe.
Raymond Hind, from Cheshunt, a former garage proprietor in Enfield Highway, was clubbed and stabbed to death at his home in Hua Hin last May. Two months previously he had been attacked in his home and he had taken to keeping a shotgun in his bedroom.
He had throat cancer and restrictions to his arteries and friends said his time was limited anyway.
Rees and Williams, who have retired to Hua Hin, initiated a private murder prosecution at the provincial court in Prachuap Kiri Khan against Raymond’s wife, Bunnag, known as ‘Fon’, 38, her brother, and her boyfriend, after Thai police failed to establish a legal case. They have also made moves to freeze his assets on behalf of his daughter.