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Tourist police to the rescue - British pensioner has no relatives left and owed 17,000 baht to the hospital

 

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Siam Rath reported on the case of a 75 year old British man who said that he had been on his way to visit a friend in Petchabun when he started feeling sick in Lopburi.

 

Ian M.H. had driven from Chonburi at the weekend and was admitted to Phra Narai Maharat Hospital for four days.

 

When he was a bit better he had racked up a bill of 17,100 baht but had no money to pay.

 

The tourist police came and contacted the British embassy but they had no record of the man and proved unhelpful.

 

So the tourist police under the leadership of Pol Maj-Gen Narongrit Yortwichai decided to help with food and a resort bed for the night as the pensioner was in no state to drive anywhere.

 

They planned to see him back to his home in Chonburi the next day when he was feeling better. They did not want him to drive as he was so poorly. 

 

The Brit told the police that he had been in Thailand for 15 years and had no relatives left either in the kingdom or in his home country.

 

His Thai wife Wanphen wife whom he lived with in the Huay Yai area of Pattaya died two years ago leaving him all alone.

 

Siam Rath did not report what happened to the hospital bill or if contact was made with the friend in Petchabun where the pensioner was heading.

 

The story left the reader hanging, notes Thaivisa.

 

Source: Siam Rath

 

 

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10 minutes ago, steven100 said:

so he has been here 15 yrs and has no money and no relatives. geeeze .... 

he certainly didn't plan his exit.  Go fund me ... here we go again.

I say raise $800 and throw him on the plane to the UK.  One way ticket. 

Or he could sit on the outside of the plane if he has no money?

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24 minutes ago, Retarded said:

So relocating to Thailand is not a solution for loneliness and peaceful retirement. 

It is if you planned finances correctly.

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