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Tourist refused entry to Thailand after ripping pages from passport

A British tourist was kicked out of the Kingdom by immigration officials after seeing her passport with missing pages which she ripped out to use as toilet paper.

Photo: SWNS
Faye Wilson was escorted back to the UK by a security guard after officials saw the missing pages in her passport. She said she was too ashamed to tell the truth; claiming she had lost the pages instead. However, officials didn't buy her excuse and immediately deported her, itv.com reported.

"Thai immigration just opened my passport and started looking through it, and asked 'what's happened here'?" the hairdresser, aged 28, said.

"I just said that I had lost the pages because I was too embarrassed to explain the real reason. Before I could explain more, they had deported me back to Dubai and then to Glasgow and confiscated my documents.

"I felt like I was a criminal - people were looking at me wondering why a border official is someone sat with me the whole time. I don't know what a criminal looks like but I'm not one."

The British tourist said she doesn't have much memory of the night she and her friend were out. 

"We were walking from one bar to the next and we must have been desperate for a wee and obviously didn't have any toilet roll," she said.

"We decided it would be a good idea to use my passport, which is obviously really stupid."

"It was maybe two or three pages. I was a bit drunk so didn't even think about the consequences."

Wilson has had to return to the Lake District and apply for an emergency passport before she can attempt the trip again.

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I'm a full time travel and tourism lecturer at a university in the north who also loves blogging during my spare time. I blog about news particularly in Thailand, personal travel stories, and anything under the sun.