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British Instagram Influencer 'Treated Like Animal' In Thai Prison After Passport Row

British Instagram Influencer 'Treated Like Animal' In Thai Prison After Passport Row

A British influencer was locked in a 'cockroach-infested' Bangkok police cell after customs noticed she had two pages missing from her passport.

Lacey Montgomery-Henderson was refused entry to Thailand after airport staff rejected the document, which she claims had been damaged following a liquid spill years ago.

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The 28-year-old from Scotland said she was then taken away and spent the next 24 hours locked in a cell where she claimed she was 'treated like an animal'.

Lacey, a beauty blogger, has now spoken out about her ordeal, thanking fans for their unending support during the traumatic time.

Credit: Instagram
Credit: Instagram

In an emotionally charged Instagram post, she said: "Extremely Emosh outburst alert: Guys I honestly just want to say thank you all so much for all your messages I actually can't believe how many of you have messaged an continued to message to make sure I was ok there's literally thousands of DMs I haven't managed to open.

"It's made me realise I don't make the effort to connect with any of you the way I should an honestly just chatting to all of you for 24 hours in that cell was the only thing keeping a smile on my face."

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She added: "Once I'm home etc I'll explain properly what happened for those who don't know as I feel responsible to make sure no one else ends up in a situation like that I wouldn't wish it on anyone they treat you like animals and it's an experience I won't forget quickly."

Credit: Instagram
Credit: Instagram

The model had left the UK on Sunday, flying from Heathrow to the Thai capital - where she was set to spend the following 10 days working with fellow influencers and models.

However, the passport mishap led her to spend the next day in a jail cell along with other inmates.

According to the Daily Mail, she was detained because she had two blank pages missing from the centre of her passport - which had never been an issue while travelling to Spain and the United States.

Credit: Instagram
Credit: Instagram

Speaking to the publication, a source said: "Lacey was treated like a prisoner in a locked room with cockroaches, she was humbled by the 1000's of messages mostly from strangers and has been non stop replying to keep her going."

After being released at around 10pm (UK time) last night, the blogger was escorted onto a flight which, she said "restored her faith in humanity".

This morning she posted on her Instagram page showing her family meeting her at Heathrow Airport with huge balloons to celebrate her freedom.

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Topics: Instagram, World News, uk news, Interesting, Thailand, Prison

Dominic Smithers

Dominic graduated from the University of Leeds with a degree in French and History. Like you, Dom has often questioned how much use a second language has been. Well, after stints working at the Manchester Evening News, the Accrington Observer and the Macclesfield Express, along with never setting foot in France, he realised the answer is surprisingly little. But I guess, c'est la vie. Contact us at [email protected]