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Update: British Instagram model is banged up in Bangkok

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A British Instagram model claims she was locked up for 24 hours by Thai police who discovered she was missing two passport pages.

Lacey Montgomery-Henderson claims she was treated ‘like an animal’ by police in Thailand.

The 28-year-old says she was on a 10-day work trip to Bangkok when she was refused entry to the country after airport officials rejected the document, which she amended following a liquid spill years before.

The Glasgow Instagram influencer says that she was locked up in Bangkok police cell that was “overrun with cockroaches”.

Lacey says the cell was infested with cockroaches (Image: LaceyMontgomery1/Instagram)

Lacey has two pages missing from her passport (Image: LaceyMontgomery1/Instagram)


Lacey said online: “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.’

Lacey, who has 300,000 Instagram followers, claimed online the prison cell ‘stank’ and was covered in cockroaches.

Posting on her Instagram page she said she was repeatedly told at passport control: “Can’t accept your passport, can’t accept your passport.”

The 28-year-old has now flown back to the UK (Image: LaceyMontgomery1/Instagram)

Lacey said that speaking to her followers on Instagram kept ‘a smile on my face’ (Image: LaceyMontgomery1/Instagram)

Then, Lacey says, she was taken up in a lift, escorted by more officials who said her passport was unacceptable to the authorities.

The model left Scotland on Sunday for a flight to Heathrow before travelling onto Bangkok.

Mail Online has quoted a source saying: “Lacey was treated like a prisoner in a locked room with cockroaches, she was humbled by the 1000s of messages mostly from strangers and has been non stop replying to keep her going.”

Lacey Montgomery-Henderson posted this as an Instagram story (Image: LaceyMontgomery1/Instagram)

Lacey posted this on her Instagram this morning (Image: LaceyMontgomery1/Instagram)

When she was released Lacey was escorted by British Airways staff onto a flight back to Heathrow to celebrate her birthday today.

This morning she posted on Instagram a video of her family meeting her at Heathrow with huge helium balloons to celebrate her safe return.

Lacey was greeted by family upon her return

Lacey was allowed to keep her phone during the time in the cell and added that she kept her sanity by messaging people who connected with her through the app.

“Honestly just chatting to all of you for 24 hours in that cell was the only thing keeping a smile on my face,” she said.

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