Fugitive UK paedophile arrested in Thailand

Fugitive UK paedophile arrested in Thailand

Thursday, November 27, 2014 8:00 am

A Briton wanted by UK police for a string of paedophile offences has been arrested in northeast Thailand, immigration officials said.

“He has been charged by British police authorities for indecent actions — 12 accounts — to children under 14-years-old,” Pariwat Satchaphan, an immigration inspector in Nongkhai province, told AFP by telephone late Wednesday.

Pariwat said the 61-year-old man was arrested at a school on Tuesday, though he did not say whether he was employed as a teacher there.

“British police officials sent us a request to arrest him,” he said.

The man will be transported to Bangkok to appear at a criminal court which will decide whether or not to extradite him back to Britain, Pariwat said.

Nongkhai province is in Thailand’s northeast on the border with Laos.

It boasts the Thai-Lao Friendship Bridge, a popular crossing point between the two countries for locals and foreigners.

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