A UK man who was “beheaded” with a sickle in Thailand has been named the father of two children Marcus Evans.
Spouse and mother of devastated children, Melanie Derrick shared a heartbreaking post on social media following his passing.
She posted a poignant photo of the two on Facebook with the caption, “And just like another person I hold dear…. Going through xxx.”
It is reported that Evans’ parents of Burnham on Sea, Somerset, were informed of his death by the British government yesterday morning.
His British boyfriend, 55, from Nuneaton, Warwickshire, was critically injured and is said to be fighting for his life in hospital.
The duo were attacked in the town of Kanchanaburi by a local Thai man using a machete.
Local reports in Thailand said police were called to a home where Marcus and Shaun were drinking outside at around 3:50 a.m. on Saturday.
Police said they had been drinking since about 9pm the night before.
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They found the wounded couple covered in blood and wounded – with one of them lying face down in a lake of wine, shirtless and with a knife wound on his neck.
Marcus’s friend Adria Licci, 59, from Italy, who also lives at the resort, said Marcus arrived on December 17.
He said: “I am friends with the dead and wounded man. They also knew the attacker and they had drunk with him before and gave him cigarettes. They used to joke with him a lot. .
“I had never seen the three of them argue before until last night when I heard them all scream at around 3am.
“I came out from the room to see the injured man and the dead man lying in a pool of blood.
“We think the problem is caused by loud players, but this should have been discussed and resolved. It doesn’t have to be this violent.”
Police Colonel Somkiart Chomchai from Muang district police said the alleged killer was arrested at 8:50 am and taken into custody. He will be interviewed on Sunday and will also undergo a psychiatric evaluation.
The policeman said: “At the scene, there were blood stains on the ground, on the marble table were beer bottles and a Bluetooth speaker.
“We questioned neighbors near the scene and everyone said that the foreigner played loud music which angered the attacker.
“We had to gather more information about the incident to find out if the attacker was mentally ill.”
Mueang police said the suspect is a local resident and has been detained with injuries related to a knife fight.
It was later revealed that angry locals attacked the suspect shortly after he stabbed the Brit pair – injuring himself and requiring hospital treatment.
A spokesman for the Foreign and Commonwealth Office said: “We are in contact with the Royal Thai Police following the death of a British man and the hospitalization of another in Thailand and ready to provide consular assistance”.
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