British tourist faces 10-year jail term for 'spray-painting' ancient Thai wall

British tourist faces 10-year jail term for 'spray-painting' ancient Thai wall

Her mother, Tara Schneider in Grande Prairie, Alta., told CTV News Channel that her daughter is "very afraid".

However, WestJet would not confirm that Schneider is in fact an employee.

Tha Pae Gate, which dates back to the 13th century, is part of an historic wall that forms a square around Chiang Mai's inner city.

A commenter on the online fundraiser page for Schneider urged people not to contribute, saying she deserves the criminal charge: "You don't go to another country and deface it".

Local police said Lee Furlong, 23, from Liverpool, has admitted defacing Tha Phae Gate in the city of Chiang Mai.

They declined to release further details for privacy reasons.

Image: CCTV shows the graffiti being daubed on the wall.

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They had also "admitted to the crime", an officer told Reuters.

At the time of their arrests, the graffiti had already been scrubbed off by city workers.

Because the whole wall is a registered landmark, authorities were offended when they were allegedly caught on camera.

Thai police said early Friday they had arrested a Canadian and Briton - Brittney Schneider and Furlong Lee, respectively, both 23 - at a guest house in Chiang Mai.

Schneider, who came from Canada, then came next with a letter "B", her first initial, below "Scouser".

The pair face up to 10 years in jail, a fine of up to 1 million baht or both, if found guilty, police said.

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