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GONE TO GROUND Fugitive speedboat killer Jack Shepherd ‘is hiding from justice in remote village in Thailand’

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Moral of the story is don't let women drive your boat.

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Interesting the Daily  Mail only offer reward to UK residents 

If they really want to get him it should be open to all Nationally 

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46 minutes ago, Netease said:

Interesting the Daily  Mail only offer reward to UK residents 

If they really want to get him it should be open to all Nationally 

 

 

Yes interesting point. Netease 😊

 

The DM offer was originally published on 2nd January, and so before the claim about his being in Thailand was made.

 

I guess they haven’t noticed that now he might be in Thailand, it’s more likely that someone who is not a British resident will be the one to spot him!

 

Point 6 says: “The Daily Mail may vary these terms and conditions if it is reasonable or necessary to do so.”

 

The DM can well afford £25,000. I don’t think anyone would object if a Thai hands him in and claims the reward, because “he’s not a British resident, goddamit!”

 

Anyway, for completeness, this is the link to 2nd January article:

 

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6549743/Jack-Shepherd-got-six-years-jail-killing-date-24-going-run.html

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42 minutes ago, sanemax said:

The link that you provided does not state that Jack was driving the boat when it crashed 

 

Hi Max,

 

Thanks for taking the trouble to read my post.

 

The article does say:

 

“As Shepherd, who’d been warned for speeding at least twice by police in previous weeks, drunkenly careered down the river, Charlotte, a 24-year-old business consultant, was heard exclaiming: ‘Oh my God, you’re going so fast!’

 

‘Shortly before midnight, the boat hit a submerged log and capsized near Wandsworth Bridge.

 

‘Shepherd was found clinging to its hull, calling ‘Help me!’ (not, it was observed in court, ‘Help us!’). He was also unable to give rescuers his companion’s name.

 

‘Charlotte was eventually plucked from the freezing water but she never regained consciousness and was pronounced dead in hospital.”

 

My reading of the article is that Shepherd was driving the boat at all times. I agree that that is an assumption, but not an unreasonable one, and that the article does not include the words “... the [boat driven by Shepherd] hit a submerged log....” Maybe the DM journalist was careful to word the sentence in that way.

 

Sadly she was pulled “from the freezing water but never regained consciousness and was pronounced dead in hospital.” If he swore on the Bible that he wasn’t the one driving the boat, Charlotte wasn’t in a position to contradict him. Even if she had been, maybe some people would still prefer to believe him rather than her.

 

 

 

 

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He'll surface at sometime, he's got to be making money somehow or be in the company of someone who doesn't know his history. Best thing Thai police can do is put this story out in the media and flush him out.

 

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On 1/19/2019 at 1:51 PM, Rc2702 said:
On 1/19/2019 at 1:48 PM, sanemax said:

Yes "But after he handed her the wheel on their return journey, the boat hit a log and capsized, pitching the pair into the cold water of the River Thames."

 https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/jack-shepherd-guilty-speedboat-date-12986054

But buoyancy aids were not used. It's reckless.

 

 

the gut seems to be perfectly qualified to captain a boat in thailand

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Why is it that thailand is a magnet for foreign fugitives all over ? 

Tells a lot about the integrity of law enforcement and corruption here. I don’t hear such thing about other south East Asian countries though Cambodia is trailing behind. 

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On 1/19/2019 at 1:27 PM, colinneil said:

Hiding in a remote village, bit stupid if he is, because no way can a farang hide in a remote village.

I doubt that many Thais would be aware of him so he would be safe in that respect. Until seeing this I had never heard of him.

 

Not seen the "Post" for a few days so I do not know how much publicity it has had there. Or whether the Thai media have made anything of it. Possibly the BIB are out and about nailing his photo to every tree near a remote village but I doubt it.

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Well said!!!!

Sanemax, really in all honesty where are you going with this. You’ve hijacked the OP from the very first comment and continue to do so. It’s not about who drove or who didn’t drive. It’s about a fugitive possibly hiding out in rural Thailand. He’s guilty and knew he was guilty that’s why he fled. That why he kept it hidden from his wife who he married 2 weeks after killing the girl. He’s also fled from the charge of glassing a barman. 
If your so bent on proving he was given a stiff sentence address the U.K. court of law and the authorities who are still paying his legal aid. 
 
 


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59 minutes ago, Ctkong said:

Why is it that thailand is a magnet for foreign fugitives all over ? 

Tells a lot about the integrity of law enforcement and corruption here. I don’t hear such thing about other south East Asian countries though Cambodia is trailing behind. 

Well, if you're a fugitive and can choose between 5 countries in SE-Asia , Thailand is the winner for many, better infrastructure, better food, cheap rent, a foreign crowd you can hide in  etc. 

 

 

 

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Some off topic posts about whether who was driving the boat have been removed, more will be removed as they come up. 

 

This is not a re-trial on this case, it is about the fugitive hiding from justice in a remote village in Thailand.

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