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Grandmother of British boy, 16, found lifeless in Thai forest claims she fears he was lured to his death

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The heartbroken grandmother of a British teen discovered useless with head wounds in a forest in Thailand says she believes he was lured into the woods to his death.

Her responses came as haunting CCTV emerged exhibiting the previous sighting of her grandson Woramet Ben Taota, 16, who went for a motorcycle journey with his girlfriend Yam, also 16, in his hometown of Lampang on Saturday.

Dual countrywide Taota borrowed his mother’s blue scooter and was observed driving with a woman on the back ahead of he was found lifeless the subsequent day in Lampang province on May perhaps 7. His entire body was afterwards uncovered in a grove, with accidents resembling blunt power.

His devastated British father Steven Graham, 60, a businessman who runs a thatched home insurance policies organization, is travelling to Thailand to converse to detectives there, who say they are now browsing for a next girlfriend amid fears for her basic safety adhering to the arrest of a 44-yr-old male suspect.

In the meantime, Ben’s grandmother Lilian Graham has instructed MailOnline she believes he was persuaded to go to the forest in which he was murdered.

The heartbroken grandmother of a British teenager found dead with head wounds in a forest in Thailand says she believes he was lured into the woods to his death. Her comments come as haunting CCTV emerged showing the last sighting of Woramet Ben Taota, 16 (pictured)

The heartbroken grandmother of a British teen identified lifeless with head wounds in a forest in Thailand suggests she believes he was lured into the woods to his loss of life. Her remarks come as haunting CCTV emerged showing the very last sighting of Woramet Ben Taota, 16 (pictured)

The newly emerged footage (pictured) shows how Ben had a girl police said he was 'romantically involved with' Suraphltchaya Khamsa, 16, riding pillion with him shortly at around 4:25 pm as they visited her grandfather

The recently emerged footage (pictured) reveals how Ben had a girl police reported he was ‘romantically included with’ Suraphltchaya Khamsa, 16, driving pillion with him soon at all-around 4:25 pm as they visited her grandfather

Dual national Taota (pictured) borrowed his mother's blue scooter and was seen riding with a girl on the back before he was found dead the next day in Lampang province on May 7. His body was later found in a grove, with injuries resembling blunt force

Dual nationwide Taota (pictured) borrowed his mother’s blue scooter and was noticed riding with a woman on the again right before he was identified dead the subsequent day in Lampang province on May well 7. His system was later on discovered in a grove, with injuries resembling blunt pressure

The freshly emerged footage exhibits how Ben had a girl police claimed he was ‘romantically associated with’ Suraphltchaya Khamsa, 16, riding pillion with him soon at all-around 4:25 pm as they visited her grandfather. They dropped off another female, also observed on the bike, then rode away collectively at 7:18 PM local time in darkness.

Ben’s initially girlfriend, Yam, has now been found and she is safe and sound. Police have ruled her out of the situation. 

On the other hand, there are fears for his next girlfriend Suraphltchaya subsequent the arrest of suspect Chaiwat Boongarin, 44, who experienced regarded the pair ‘for many years’. 

Police Main Common Mongkol Sampawapol, commander of Lampang Provincial Police, said officers are still seeking for Suraphltchaya as she was ‘the previous man or woman to see Ben’ in advance of he was killed.   

Talking from the loved ones house in Eastbourne, East Sussex, Mrs Graham said: ‘Ben was with a girl and they went to the forest to meet up with a man. But a thing have to have occurred. And the guy killed Ben. They don’t know what has occurred to the girl.’ 

Mrs Graham additional: ‘It’s been a serious shock. We are all devastated. Ben’s father Steve is heading to Thailand tonight.

‘I wanted to go out there with him to aid him. But he wouldn’t permit me. He mentioned the flight was far too extended and it would be as well upsetting.’

Mrs Graham advised how Ben was born adhering to a long-length romance concerning her son Steve and the boy’s mother, who is regarded as Ooy.

She stated: ‘Steve achieved Ben’s mum Ooy when he was in Thailand on getaway with good friends. She turned pregnant and Steve went back again numerous times.

‘I went out to check out them as perfectly. I actually love it out there. But the lived far too considerably apart and sadly their romance failed to operate out. But Steve and me actually liked Ben. He was truly particular. A true character.’

Law enforcement Key Typical Sampawapol said : ‘Suraphltchaya’s nickname was Ping Pong. She also had a near passionate relationship with the deceased. She is nonetheless missing and we are actively searching for her. She was the final particular person to see Ben. 

‘A suspect has been apprehended who experienced identified the victim for a prolonged time. He denies obtaining any involvement in the demise. On the other hand, we consider he is involved and it is connected to drug dealing in the place.’ 

Law enforcement stated the suspect experienced been introduced from prison close to eight months back pursuing preceding convictions for intercourse crimes. 

They claimed that Chaiwat was found using his black Honda Wave bike without the need of a license plate on May possibly 6 at close to 9pm and parked it at his relative’s dwelling with a youthful woman they imagine is Ben’s girlfriend, Suraphltchaya. The motorbike was identified by officers this early morning, May 9, at the rear of a cow get rid of near to the property.

Sampawapol added: ‘The suspect advised his relative that he needed to depart his bike at their dwelling.

‘He instructed them that he was hunting for a rental household for his mistress. He then still left the house with yet another bike and returned the future early morning. 

‘After that, he rode the black Honda Wave and remaining it in close proximity to the hut just before officers identified it on Might 9. 

‘We are nonetheless searching for the youthful female and consider that she is continue to secure.’ 

Woramet Ben Taota, 16, is believed to have been brutally murdered and dumped in a forest in Thailand as police searched for his missing girlfriend

Woramet Ben Taota, 16, is considered to have been brutally murdered and dumped in a forest in Thailand as law enforcement searched for his missing girlfriend

Dual nationality Woramet Ben Taota, 16, went for a motorcycle ride with the girl named Yam, 16, (pictured) in Lampang province on May 6, but neither of them returned to their homes

Twin nationality Woramet Ben Taota, 16, went for a motorbike trip with the woman named Yam, 16, (pictured) in Lampang province on May well 6, but neither of them returned to their households

Woramet Ben Taota's devastated father Steven Graham (left), 60, a businessman who runs a thatched property insurance firm, is travelling to Thailand to speak to detectives there

Woramet Ben Taota’s devastated father Steven Graham (left), 60, a businessman who operates a thatched home insurance policy company, is travelling to Thailand to speak to detectives there

Officers had described that the teenager’s cellphone and funds were being missing from his shoulder bag, and suggested he may have been robbed.

They think he was killed in other places and remaining in the woods as there had been no indicators of struggle. 

Thai media described that Ben’s system was located by a garbage collector who was at operate on Sunday morning.

Police Colonel Sittisak Singtongla, superintendent of the Mae Tha Police, explained: ‘The station been given a notification at 10.15am that a deceased human being was found in the undergrowth.’

Investigative groups from Mae Tha Law enforcement Station and Lampang provincial investigation crew, alongside with forensics officers, forensic medication health professionals and employees from Tanna Krua Forest Rescue attended the scene.

Thai media described that the teenager was discovered with his again in opposition to a tree sporting a black extended sleeve T-shirt and jeans.

Police said that the entire body has been taken to healthcare facility for an autopsy.

‘We are at present monitoring down people today near to the sufferer, such as his woman companion. She is a crucial determine in this situation due to the fact she is the final person to see him alive.’

Ben’s mother, Ooy Taota, informed law enforcement that her son had explained goodbye to her on Saturday night and said he was ‘going to do the job with friends’ but he did not give any more particulars to her.

With the information of his death, pals took to Facebook to leave tributes for Taota.

The mother and father of the lacking lady have been mentioned to have ‘pleaded’ with the media to help come across their daughter.

The police explained they are not ruling out any motives, attributing the killing to a feasible appreciate affair, a personalized conflict, or a operate dispute.

Police Colonel Sittisak additional: ‘We have not yet finalised the situation.

‘It is still unclear no matter if it was a theft, because the cellular phone and dollars of the deceased have been not discovered, but we nevertheless cannot rule out other problems.’

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