Crackdown on bar closing times in Pai after attack on British tourist

Thai authorities have announced a nationwide order to enforce bar and entertainment venue closing times in the wake of a British tourist being raped in the northern Thai backpacker hub of Pai. 

Pai, Thailand.

Pai, Thailand. Image by Shinsuke Ikegame / CC BY 2.0

The crackdown was ordered by Royal Thai Police after the deputy national police commissioner blamed the crime on late closing hours at bars and the 24-year-old victim being ‘drunk and senseless.’ A Thai construction worker has been charged with 25 October assault after he offered the woman a lift back to her guesthouse near the popular tourist town, but then allegedly drove her to a wooded area and attacked her. Read more: Bangkok.coconuts.co

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