Wanted Thai Red Bull heir not in Singapore

Indo Asian News Service

Singapore, May 4 (IANS) Singapore police on Thursday said the Thai heir to the Red Bull empire Vorayuth Yoovidhaya, who is wanted in Thailand, is not in the city-state.

A spokeswoman for the Singapore police confirmed to the BBC that he was not in Singapore after Thai police said he had travelled from Bangkok last week, days before they issued an arrest warrant.

She added that they would "provide the necessary assistance and support to the Thai authorities in accordance with our laws".

His private plane was reportedly still in Singapore as of Tuesday.

Vorayuth is at the centre of a criminal case where he is being accused of knocking down and killing a police officer in 2012.

Vorayuth's representatives have said each time that he was either away for business or too ill to meet police.

Thai investigators are now seeking to cancel his passport.