Brit, Canadian face 10 years in jail for spraying Thai wall

Tourists are seen spray painting graffiti on a wall near Tha Phae Gate in Chiang Rai Thailand. Pic Thanakharn Kotkhumlue

Lee Furlong, 23, was caught on CCTV using a can of black spray paint to tag the historic Tha Phae gate in Chiang Mai, northern Thailand, on October 18 at 4am.

"They admitted to the crime", Pol Maj Anon Cherdchutrakulthong told Reuters.

The 13th century Tha Pae Gate is part of an ancient wall that forms a square around Chiang Mai's inner city.

Anon said they do not yet have a lawyer, adding that the young man and woman showed signs of having been intoxicated.

She said she is overwhelmed by the charges against her daughter. "She will face the consequences of her actions... this is so out of character for her".

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The CBC reports bail money has been sent to Thailand by Schneider's mother but she will have to stay in Thailand until she goes to trial. "I literally wanna puke when I think about it", she wrote.

Lieutenant Colonel Teerasak Sripraser told the Metro: "The graffiti says "Scousse Lee".

"She said she's ashamed of herself", Schneider said.

Video obtained by Reuters showed the words "Scouser Lee B" painted on the wall in an apparent reference to the English city of Liverpool. Thai police did not confirm Lee's hometown.

"They will face no more than 10 years' jail [and/or] a fine of no more than a million baht (about £23,555)", Supt Sriprasert said.

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