British tourists threatens 10 years in prison for graffiti in Thailand

Британскому туристу угрожает 10 лет тюрьмы за граффити в Таиланде

The wall on which graffiti are placed is part of a historic building.

British tourists can get up to 10 years in prison for graffiti, which he struck on the wall of the architectural monument in Thailand, reports the with reference to BBC.

Police in Chiang Mai accuses the 23-year-old Lee Furlong that he destroyed the wall of a historic building, which is one of the main attractions of the city.

The offence committed by the British, recorded on camera. Part of the structure, which painted a Furlong, was built in the XIII century.

Thai police say that the man has committed an act of vandalism.

With him, police also arrested a canadian citizen Britney Schneider, who also participated in the creation of the label.

“They can get up to 10 years in prison or a fine of 30 000 dollars,” the police said and added that at the time of the offence the accused was drunk.

The British foreign office said they are trying to help Furlong, and “are in contact with the authorities of Thailand.”

According to media reports, surveillance cameras recorded how four people come to the building about four o’clock in the morning. Two of them approach the wall and begin to apply the decal using spray.

Mr. Furlong told police that he and his friends were returning home when I found an unused can of spray paint and decided to use it.

Two other people who appear in the video, the Thai police were not detained.

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