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11 December 2010 :: 18:12:56 pm 47554

Pattaya Police Dispute Allegations Of Mistreatment Of Drug Crazed Briton

Pattay police have disputed allegations by the foreign media that a British national was kept in detention without trial and mistreated.
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 Pattaya, 9 December 2010 (PDN): Pattaya Police Superintendent, Colonel Nunthawut Suwanla-ong, has made a statement to counter accusations published by the foreign media that Pattaya Police had held British national Mr. Richard Ian Hewiti [47] in jail without charge and that he had been mistreated.

On 13th November 2010, the police restrained and arrested Mr. Hewiti at his apartment in Soi Chalermphrakiet 16, 3rd Road after other residents had complained that he had terrified them with his drug-crazed behaviour.

Futher investigation revealed that Mr. Hewiti’s visa had expired and he was on overstay. Subsequently on 25th November police Lieutenant Srithongphet had sent a report with an indictment to the Pattaya Provincial Court with charges of staying in the kingdom illegally and the British Embassy were informed accordingly. Later, after the suspect was sent to the Pattaya Provincial Court, his attourney’s response was to send him back Pattaya Police Station because Mr. Hewiti could not give any statement to the court due to his mental condition.

Accordingly the officer invited the Bangkok Pattaya Hospital’s doctor to examine the suspect, and they discovered he suffered from a nervous disorder. He was then sent to the  Galya Institute (under the Mental Health Department) for treatment under the jurisdiction of the Saladaeng Police Station. When the suspect’s condition had improved he was sent back to Pattaya Police Station for further judicial procedures.

Pattaya Police Superintendent added that the officers treated all suspects equally and fairly. Mr. Hewiti’s condition in detention, including his dirty body, was due to his own behavioural abnormalities from his nervous condition.

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