Norwich: New Appeal To Find Missing Man In Thailand
14 February 2013, 22:00
It's almost five years since Daniel Hall went missing whilst back packing in Thailand.
Daniel, who was 35 years old in 2008 was last seen at a 'Full Moon Party' on Koh Pha - Ngan and at around midday on Monday 25 February 2008 at an after party at a bar known as 'Back Yard Bar'.
Daniel had a history degree from Birmingham University but had been working in Norwich as a labourer before travelling to Thailand for an extended back packing holiday. He had never been reported missing before and had no reason to vanish. He arrived in Thailand at the end of January 2008 and initially stayed with a friend in Bangkok. He then went to stay at Lam Son bungalows, on Hat Yao Beach on the island Koh Pha - Ngan on Saturday 16th February 2008. Here he met up with a Spanish friend.
The 'Back Yard Bar' is in the south east region of Koh Pha - Ngan and is described by the Thailand police report as being in the area of Ban Hua Laem, Village 6 Ban Tai sub district. Daniel was reportedly seen there by a number of people during Monday morning (up to 30,000 people were at the Full Moon party earlier).The last known contact Daniel had was with two friends who rang him later that day.
Daniel has never been heard from or seen since. His belongings were still at the Lam Son bungalow where he had been staying and it was later established that no money had been withdrawn from his bank account since Friday 22 February 2008. Daniel's phone was eventually located.
Despite conducting enquiries and carrying out liaison with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and Thai authorities no further information has been forthcoming to establish what has become of Daniel. Friends and family carried out numerous searches and enquiries looking for him, some have even travelled from the UK to the island. Appeals by Daniel's university friends using various social network sites including Facebook targeted the back packing community who had been in Thailand and may have visited the island at the relevant times. This resulted in a photograph being supplied which shows Daniel on the side and two men in the centre, one being a topless man with a goatee beard and shaved head. Officers would like to speak to these two men seen looking towards Daniel in the photograph as they may be potential witnesses to Daniel's movements on Koh Pha - Ngan. They are thought to be British Nationals.
Officers would also be interested in speaking to any of the individuals in the photograph.
Norfolk Police have also been on Crimewatch to try to jog people's memories.
Senior Investigating officer DCI Guy said: "We are hoping that such high profile coverage will help us to discover more about Daniel's last known movements and what became of him . Many of the party goers at the Full Moon party would have been British and five years later would now be living and working back in the UK. With the footage remaining on the Crimewatch website anyone who missed the initial show could still see the pictures and provide information which could move the enquiry forward."
The CCTV footage featured on the show can be viewed on the Crimewatch website at www.bbc.co.uk/crimewatch/appeals.