A 31-year-old British tourist plunged to his death from a guesthouse on Walking Street in the early hours of Friday. The victim has been identified as Mr. Christopher Andrew Laidler, from England.
While the reason for the tourist’s fatal fall remain unknown, police suspect that the man may have been drunk after partying heavily on Walking Street and accidentally fell to his death. With all evidence pointing to a tragic mishap, it appears that murder or suicide can be ruled out.
A 26-year-old ladyboy was arrested on Walking Street early Wednesday morning for being part of pickpocket team that stole the smartphone of a tourist from Jordania.
The 61-year-old tourist told police that he had been strolling along Walking Street on his way back to his hotel room when the ladyboy and a female accomplice chatted him up and started groping up, proposing the usual naughty kind of late-night fun.
Only when it was too late he noticed that his phone was missing from his trouser pocket and called the police to assist him.
A 28-year-old Russian tourist who had picked up a Thai hooker from Walking Street and taken her back to his condo early Thursday morning apparently had his drink spiked by the young lady and was robbed of items with an estimated total value of 120,000 Baht.
The Russian told police he had met the young woman going by the name of “Oh” at an undisclosed location on Walking Street and agreed to take her back to his room.
To judge by the timestamp of CCTV images taken at the condominium, let’s assume the young lady is a freelancer and he picked her up at a late-night disco or one of the usual pick-up joints.