Brit killed with ‘sickle’ in horror holiday attack after man goes on rampage

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A British man has been killed with a sickle in Thailand after what reports suggest was an argument over noise.

Another man is fighting for his life in hospital after being involved in the same row, with a local in Kanchanaburi, in the south west of the Asian country, in the early hours of this morning.

Police have arrested a 22-year-old man in connection with the shocking incident.

Reports said that the deceased man was found face down in a pool of blood with blade wounds to his neck.

The deceased, 49, is originally from Somerset, and the hospitalised man, who was reportedly his friend, is 55-years-old and from Nuneaton, Warwickshire.

Local police said that the pair had earlier been drinking beer and playing loud music at around 3am before they were attacked.

Local media reports say the suspect has a history of mental health problems. After the attack, he was physically attacked by angry residents and treated at hospital, reports in Thailand said.

A Foreign and Commonwealth Office spokesman said: “We are contact with the Royal Thai Police following the death of one British man and the hospitalisation of another in Thailand and are ready to provide consular support.”

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