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British couple say they were ‘raped and robbed’ in Phuket

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View of the beach and buildings in Phuket Island

View of the beach and buildings in Phuket Island. Photo: Jeb Ro.

PHUKET: A British couple have alleged that they were robbed and raped while visiting Phuket during the Christmas and New Year’s holidays.

The couple, who were named by Belfast Live as Gerald Drumgoole and Michael Burnett, said they were attacked and robbed of 400 pounds and their iPhones after their drinks were spiked at a Phuket bar on New Year’s Eve. However, they did not reveal the name of the bar, the hotel they were staying at, or who they believe was behind the incident.

The couple also added that “Police in Phuket just laughed when we reported our attack. It seems that kind of thing happens regularly,” but they have not provided details of where and when the complaint was filed.

Full story: Phuket Gazette

Zohaib Sikander,
Phuket Gazette

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