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Saturday 21 April 2018

British man shot dead in his Porsche in Thai resort town

The incident took place in the beach resort of Pattaya
The incident took place in the beach resort of Pattaya

A 39-year-old British man has been shot dead in his Porsche in the Thai resort town of Pattaya.

Police said a gunman pulled open the door of the vehicle and shot the man, identified as Tony Kenway, at point-blank range.

Colonel Jirawut Tantasri said Mr Kenway had lived in Thailand for seven years.

Police have not yet identified the gunman, and the motive for the shooting is unknown.

Pattaya is a popular beachside resort town about two hours' drive from Bangkok, and attracts a significant number of Western expatriate residents.

Surveillance video obtained by Thai media shows Mr Kenway walking across the parking area of a sports club to his red Porsche Cayenne GTS.

A person who had been standing nearby then approaches from a different direction. Immediately after Mr Kenway gets in and shuts the door of the car, the assailant pulls it back open and leans in, apparently shooting his victim in the head, though this action is not distinctly visible in the video.

The gunman then runs to a road just outside the parking area where a motorcycle pulls up and whisks him away.

The Bangkok Post newspaper reported that Mr Kenway's Thai wife told police that her husband had set up a website design company and was involved in a business dispute, though she did not know if this had anything to do with the killing.

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