It sounds like the Daily Mail (new window) are doing pretty extensive background research on me at home. They have contacted my mum and Spokes (new window) a cycling organisation I’m involved with and have been contacting other people and organisations.
If you read this and they should contact you, I don’t have a problem with you speaking to them. If you don’t want to say anything, just tell them that politely and I’m sure they’ll respect your position. Obviously it feels a little invasive to be researched by a newspaper at home while I’m thousands of miles away, but I’m sure they’ll get (at least a slightly) positive image!
I’m keen to see a copy of the coverage they print. I realise that right now it’s 3am at home, but if you read this and have a copy of the daily mail, please forward a copy if you can. If you can email me a summary of the coverage that’d be great.
I should also say it’s likely the British press will report that the Thai press have printed that Kath’s underwear was found in my bungalow. I can categorically say, on record, this is not the case. Kath’s underwear was found in her own bungalow. This is supported by everyone here and the Thai police. My personal opinion is that there was a mix up with the numbers in the Thai press. We were in bungalow 4 and Kath and Ruth were in bungalow 2. I understand the Thai press simply printed that the underwear was found in bungalow 4, they did not suggest it was found in somebody else’s bungalow.
To everyone who’s been in touch, thanks for your support.