Jump to content

The baffling 27 years of Richard Burrows, aka. ‘Peter Smith’


snoop1130

Recommended Posts

The linked article provides an explanation of how he got the passport - it was apparently stolen from the father of one of his victims. 

 

As for renewing it - well, when you think about it all you need to renew a British passport from abroad is a passing resemblance to the previous holder and somebody (usually, but not necessarily, a British citizen) to sign saying that they've known you for several years and can vouch for your identity.

  • Like 2
  • Confused 5
Link to comment
Share on other sites

54 minutes ago, snoop1130 said:

How much did close friends actually know about his dark past?

 

Is the Phuket Go trying to get his friends in trouble?  They probably didn't know anything about it.  Why would he bring it up at all to anyone?

  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

My first thought at the pic as that he looks like crap.  But then I see that he is 80?  He looks quite good for 80. 

 

Inasmuch as he stole the identity 27 years ago, that would pre-date many of the modern databases, so his info just got loaded in as they were implemented.   I doubt the same thing is possible or at least more than extremely rare today from a western country, without paying a lot of money and knowing who to pay it to. 

Edited by ChrisP24
  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

10 hours ago, swerve said:

UK passport service and other agencies dropped the ball on this one

 

Thai immigration dropped the ball. They let this guy in with somebody else's passport and kept renewing his visa for 27 years.

 

 

 

 

  • Confused 9
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Well, that answers the PP question, I'm not shocked by being able to renew it honestly, it was pre-biometric passports and as long as he looked close to the original guy (race and eye colour) then he would have likely gotten in no problems then on the first renewal switch to his photo and from there on plain sailing unless the original guy reported it stolen. He may never have traveled again, had the passport before the kid put it in the drawer, and couldn't afford travel until maybe the past few years, went to apply for a new one and suddenly it came to light.

Edited by ryandb
  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

12 hours ago, snoop1130 said:

Many questions are being raised how a passport, assumed to have been reported missing by the real ‘Peter Smith’ in the UK, would be able to be used for such a long time without detection. During that time he would have completed numerous 90 day reports , visa renewals and UK passport renewals through the British Embassy in Thailand

Rather embarrassing...

  • Agree 2
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Well the upside for this sick POS is that he will die in prison where he belongs and when his new inmate friends find out what he has done well he's going to get what he deserves good riddens. 

  • Like 1
  • Confused 2
  • Sad 1
  • Agree 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

13 minutes ago, Ironmike said:

Well the upside for this sick POS is that he will die in prison where he belongs and when his new inmate friends find out what he has done well he's going to get what he deserves good riddens. 

I know of a pedo who, within a few days of incarceration, was in hospital with a broom stick inserted into where the sun don’t shine. 
Sleep well Richard. 

  • Haha 2
Link to comment
Share on other sites

1 hour ago, Ironmike said:

Well the upside for this sick POS is that he will die in prison where he belongs and when his new inmate friends find out what he has done well he's going to get what he deserves good riddens. 

Unfortunately critically ill or dying prisoners tend to be released on parole for compassionate reasons in the UK

Link to comment
Share on other sites

🤔Classic,  tired of running, keep your enemies close, obvious paying to get his renewal each year.

Maybe his passport was soon up chances of another renewal happening?  Tired of paying off expeditors, paying double for medical care, if guilty back home has those 27 years here been clean or its about to explore here with victims?

Jail, in Brit sure he feels safer, 3 sq a day with quicker medical care until he gets his shaft for being a kiddie F.

Edited by thailand49
Link to comment
Share on other sites

14 hours ago, swerve said:

UK passport service and other agencies dropped the ball on this one.  I am amazed that a stolen passport can be used and renewed for so long.

Aren't British Passports done in Hong Kong (I know they used to be). Years ago "11 years". I went to the embassy in Bkk to have my daughter birth registered as British.  The embassy told me all the documentation were correct. However, when sent for processing  in Hong Kong someone decided I also needed my parents marriage certificate and birth certificates. I was so angry. 

  • Like 1
  • Confused 2
Link to comment
Share on other sites

15 hours ago, snoop1130 said:

During that time he would have completed numerous 90 day reports

 

There were no 90 day reports in that era --we all had to leave the country every 90 days--then try to get back in.

  • Confused 4
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Was be collecting an old age pension ! Did he go back to the UK and hand himself in to the immigration ! Did he flee from Thailand knowing that he committed abuse offences and thought better to be in a UK prison than the Bangkok Hilton all these unanswered questions eventually it will all come out in court during his trial and I suspect there are countless others living in Thailand escaping for crimes committed in there own country 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

13 minutes ago, oxo1947 said:

 

There were no 90 day reports in that era --we all had to leave the country every 90 days--then try to get back in.

No, not with the correct extensions there was no need for that.

  • Confused 2
  • Agree 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Quite a fit :). But until let say the mid-2010's, it was still "relatively" easy to stay under the radar etc....Thailand has changed enormously in just the past 10 years ( Well.. so has the rest of the world indeed). "Easy going" is definitely a word from the past now in so many ways. Gone are the days.

  • Thumbs Up 2
Link to comment
Share on other sites

10 hours ago, ChrisP24 said:

My first thought at the pic as that he looks like crap.  But then I see that he is 80?  He looks quite good for 80. 

I certainly hope I don't look that rough at 80. 

  • Sad 2
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    • No registered users viewing this page.







×
×
  • Create New...