It has now been confirmed that the British expat who set fire to a Vietnamese woman in a jealous rage has fled to the Philippines.
The suspect, now identified as Gary Aredale [Ed: Or possibly ‘Iredale’ – which is a fairly common name in Lancashire], is believed to be in Angeles City after the vile attack in Hanoi.
Alan Nicholls, whose wife and child were in the victim’s shop amid the horror, helped police to identify Aredale on airport CCTV. He has been able to confirm that Aredale travelled from Hanoi to the Philippines, via Thailand, after the attack on Monday.
PLN has been in contact with Benjamin Evans, a neighbour of Aredale. Here is his personal account of events surrounding the atrocity: