Police has arrested Reece Vella, 25, following the death of bar girl Wannipa Janhuathon, 26, in the early hours of Saturday morning in Pattaya, Thailand.
The bar girl, also known by the nickname Joy, had moved from her home town in Sakon Nakhon province, and was working at Sky Bar which is on a street lined up with hundreds of prostitutes working in bars and massage parlours.
Police claim that the pair had been having what translates as “fancy or extravagant” sex on the balcony before Wannipa fell to her death – along with a packet of Kamagra oral jelly which was found next to her body at around 5.30am local time.
Police Lieutenant Narong Chantra, deputy head of investigations at Pattaya Police, said Vella fled the scene in panic knowing that he was staying in the country illegally on an expired visa.
“CCTV from the incident was examined and after checking evidence at the hotel the suspect was found to be Mr Reece Vella, a British citizen, aged 25
“An arrest warrant was issued after evidence was presented to the court. The police case is that on the day of the incident Mr Vella visited the bar and paid to take Miss Wannipa away.
“Miss Wannipa and Mr Vella were having very strange, extravagant sex on the balcony until she fell down below and died.
“Mr Vella was in shock and knowing that he had overstayed his visa ran away and kept her mobile phone in his bag and left the room.
“Mr Vella has been arrested on suspicion of negligence causing others to die, overstaying his visa in excess of 59 days and stealing a motorcycle at night. The foreign suspect will be processed and prosecuted in accordance with the law.”