HE relatives of three Western hostages made a fresh appeal for their release as
the two Britons and an Australian entered their fourth month in
But an informed source said there had still been no real
progress in establishing the whereabouts of Briton Dominic Chappell, his
Australian girlfriend Kellie Wikinson and their British friend Tina Dominy or in
making contact with their abductors.
Six relatives made a trip on July 9
to Than Ny village on Route 4, around 100 km north of Sihanoukville. It is the
nearest settlement to the point where the three were bundled out of their taxi
by armed men on April 11 and marched up a forest track.
for information were distributed to around 200 villagers along with sacks of
Tina's parents Denis and Yvonne, Dominic's parents David and
Phyllida and his sister Gabrielle were flown to Cambodia by a national British
newspaper to make the appeal. They were accompanied by Kellie's father Peter
Wilkinson, who has been in Cambodia since soon after the abduction.-Jon Ogden