|Andrew Drummond - reported to have fled from criminal cases in Thailand.|
Drumnond, who was already convicted twice in Thailand last year has written on his web site:
matters I am dealing with cannot be written about safely in Thailand, and if I am to continue to function as a journalist it must happen outside Thailand’s bordersDrummond currently is on bail in two cases in Pattaya Provincial Court, case numbers 8368/2556 and 1327/2557 and was due to post bail in three cases in Koh Samui Provincial Court in April in case numbers 1246/2556, 1268/2556 and 1826/2556. These cases were filed by Brian Goudie, David Hanks and Drew Noyes.
In addition, Drummond is due to appear in Court on Jnauary 29th for the reading of a second Supreme Court judgement in a case brought by James Lumsden - Drummond was convicted on the first Lumden case on October 27th.
In a short statement issued today lawyers for Goudie and Hanks said:
'Mr Dummond is facing a number of criminal cases filed by our Clients. It remains to be seen if he will attend his first court date on January 29th.
If Drummond fails to appear in any case arrest warrants will be issued.
Today's news comes as no surprise, we only recently filed documents with Koh Samui Court showing we were of the opinion Drummond was a clear flight risk - if it is the case that Drummond has fled the jurisdiction and warrants are issued, our clients are likely to simply commence legal proceedings in the UK.'.