milked to the limit - Abgemolken

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Jeder kriegt am Ende wohl das, was er verdient.

Geschichten, wie

mit 750.000 Euro nach Pattaya und das Ende,

die englische Mafia von der Costa del Sol will sich in Pattaya niederlassen, usw

sagt sich doch jeder, nie, niemals Geschäfte in Pattaya zu starten,

nie, niemals seine eigene finanzielle Situation anderen offen legen,

aber die Geschichten nehmen kein Ende.

Dieser Bericht ist der Selbe, wie man ihn schon 100 mal gelesen hat,
und wie man ihn noch 100 mal lesen wird, nur die Namen ändern sich.



Murder beach
By Andrew Drummond
Fri, November 07, 2003
THE NATION

Robert Henry may have been Œasking for it¹ but his death in Pattaya has
a champion diver in the nick

He¹s been described as the tourist from hell, an accolade which hasn¹t
had an owner here since Briton John Martin Scripps butchered two
tourists in Phuket while on a round-the-world killing spree.
But Robert Henry, 42, the man whose body was found last month face down
in a ditch in Na Jomtien with six bullets in his head, was on all
accounts aggressive, abusive and violent, and with a past linked to
organised crime.

Today, another Briton, Paul Cryne, 55, is in jail in Pattaya charged
with Henry¹s murder. The case has set alarm bells ringing not least
because of fears that the beach resort of Pattaya may be taking over
from Spain¹s Costa del Sol as the new safe haven for British criminals
abroad.

Robert Henry first came to fame back in Coventry, England, when
well-known criminal Andrew Wilks, convicted of rape and murder, glassed
him in the face for running off his wife. Ostensibly Henry was a boxing
promoter and had named American impresario Don King and Thai kick-boxing
promoter Thongchai Rattanasuban among his good friends.

But in Britain, Henry¹s name had been linked to credit card frauds and
drugs, and his stepson Nicholas Cole, 35, was convicted for stabbing two
teenagers to death in a nightclub.

In 1995, Henry drove his Nissan Terrano into the Wildcroft pub in
Coventry in an apparent attempt to intimidate witnesses in his stepson¹s
case. To avoid prosecution, he paid for the repairs of the pub. He then
fled for Thailand, says a British police source, over an ongoing dispute
in the drugs community of Coventry and Birmingham.

Police say they have found blood belonging to Robert Henry in a BMW 318
series car owned by Cryne. They say Cryne sent the car to be completely
stripped of its interior and re-sprayed immediately after the murder.
And who is Paul Cryne? He¹s a male nurse who spent 10 years living in
Plymouth on Britain¹s southwest coast prior to coming to Thailand.

Cryne, also a diving instructor, has had several mentions in the
Guinness Book of Records. In 1984, he became the first person to
complete a 24-hour underwater swim, covered 64.5 kilometres. He also for
a while held the fastest time for swimming from Scotland to Ireland.
But while training for a new record attempt in the Maldives he passed
out underwater, and had to be rescued by his son Damien, then 16.

He was left partially paralysed and permanently brain damaged. He came
to Thailand after a 500,000 (Bt33.4 million) pay-out by an insurance
company. He married here and has a young daughter.

Brian Pugh of the Teign Diving School in Devon, England, says: ³We are
all stunned to think that Paul could be mixed up in any violence. He was
a flamboyant character who was generous and friendly, never aggressive.
³He was willing to help anybody, especially youngsters. This has shocked
the town. There must be a mix-up.

If the characters in this saga seem stranger than fiction, it gets even
more bizarre with the introduction of another Briton, one Ron Loveridge,
who at one stage was Cryne¹s boss and on the run and wanted in
connection with the murder, say Pattaya police.

³We believe this is the work of an all-British gang, says Pol Gen Sanai
Khamtieng.

Ron Loveridge is a former member of Britain¹s crack SAS regiment
(confirmed by a former chief of security at the British Embassy in
Bangkok) and also the founder of Siam Air Sports, a skydiving club which
has premises now only a bar in Pattaya¹s Soi Yodsak. He is in Pattaya
now and apparently non-plussed by police remarks.

Siam Air Sports essentially ceased to exist after its only plane a
leased nine-seater Brittan-Norman Islander crashed shortly after take
off in January of this year, injuring seven passengers and the Thai
pilot. The insurance company has yet to pay out. Police believe Henry
was killed over his dealings with the skydiving club.

Henry had bought into the company to such an extent that until his death
he was the major shareholder in the club. In the last few weeks there
were furious rows within the company with Henry demanding his money
back.

According to testimony given to police, on October 4 Henry had a violent
fight with his Thai wife Wilai Chiewcharn, 26. She had to be
hospitalised and when released went to stay with Paul Cryne. She said
she became suspicious something was amiss when she wanted to go back to
her husband but Loveridge and Cryne advised against it.

She claims she received phone calls demanding first Bt4 million, then a
reduced Bt2 million for her husband¹s ransom.

She became very suspicious when, she claims, Cryne told her: Your
husband¹s not coming back. You should switch his money to your accounts
She said she.would never have done such a thing, but relatives of Henry
arriving from Coventry to take his body home say that all his credits
cards had been milked to the limit. They have complained to British
Embassy officials.

The police may have done some good detective work in fingering Cryne as
the guilty party, particularly in tracking down the details of Henry¹s
dispute with Siam Air Services. On the other hand, as recent events have
shown in the Hangthong Thamwattana case, the police can certainly find
their initial findings questioned with new analyses of forensic
evidence.

Of Robert Henry, Cryne says: I¹d only known him for three months. He
could be aggressive and nasty and was always getting into fights. Many
foreigners hated him and so did many Thais.

I have seen him bite a Thai girl¹s nose half off. He has been
hospitalised after insulting Thai people. But personally I did not have
a problem with him. My wife and I had accompanied him and his wife three
or four times on dinner dates.

Police are trying to say I was having an affair with his wife, he
protests.

I¹m a nurse. I¹m trained to save lives, not take them. I have saved the
lives of two policemen who were involved in a crash in my wife¹s home
province.

Henry¹s aggressive behaviour was confirmed by foreign businessmen
running bars in Soi Yodsak. One, who dubbed Henry the Tourist from Hell,
says: If there was anybody who was so insensitive to Thailand and who
was Œasking for it¹ it was Robert Henry. He was a monster. I did not
think he would last long here.Thai police still have to explain
statements made early in their enquiry about motorcycle tracks being
found at the scene of the crime, and witnesses who claimed to have seen
a Thai drive Robert Henry¹s car and dump it in Jomtien.

But perhaps more importantly they still have this to consider: On June
8, Coventry boxing coach Joe Montague was gunned down outside his home.
Detective Chief Inspector Bob Bird of Coventry police said he believed
that on that evening Montague had been at a regional title fight with
Robert Henry.

As it stands I have not ruled out any link between the murder of Robert
Henry and that of Joe Montague, Bird says. Henry had associations with a
number of people who have come up as part of our enquiries.
 
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