Police say a Briton and Canadian face up to 10 years imprisonment for charges of spraying paint on an ancient wall in Northern Thailand.

A camera footage showed Furlong Lee, and Canadian, Brittney, both 23, spraying a message on the walls of Tha Pae Gate in the northern Thai of Chiang Mai at the dawn of the day by 4 am.

Col. Teerasak Sriprasert, chief of the Chiang Mai police, says the pair who were drunk and are in police custody, have been charged with vandalizing registered ancient artefacts, which carries a penalty of up to 10 years in prison and a million baht ($30,650) fine.

The 13th century Tha Pae Gate is part of a historic wall that forms a square around Chiang Mai’s inner city.

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