Lonely Planet Writer

Thai police probe rape of British backpacker

River Kwae, Kanchanburi, Thailand.
River Kwae, Kanchanburi, Thailand. Image by Chris Parker / CC BY-SA 2.0

A British backpacker has reportedly been grabbed off the street and raped by a gang of bikers in the Thai tourist centre of Kanchanburi. The 19-year-old British woman told police she was abducted as she walked alone to a shop early on Tuesday morning after dining with friends at a restaurant on the Nanachart Road. It’s alleged the men then raped her and stole her valuables before dumping her at a market. Local police are understood to be investigating the attack. Read more: dailymail.co.uk