A man has died while on holiday in Thailand in what is being described as a drug-fuelled tragedy.
25 year-old Jason Flannery was found dead in a flat on the sixth floor of the Spanish Place Pattaya condominium, in Chonburii Province, Thailand. The police responded to a 3am emergency call and when they entered the apartment, discovered Mr Flannery’s dead body.
Mr Flannery’s girlfriend, 23-year-old Janjira Buapae, explained to the police that she had returned from work to find Jason socialising with friends. Later in the evening, Jason swirled some cocaine powder into a glass of water and drank it, before going on to smoke a cannabis joint.
Ms Buapae said she and Mr Flannery argued and when their row spilt out into the corridor and drew a crowd, Mr Flannery ran back to his room. It was at this point that he ran into a glass door and collapsed.
The police said that Mr Flannery, who was from Richmond in North Yorkshire, had numerous lacerations on his face and torso; broken glass had severed an artery, meaning that death occurred shortly after the accident.
A post-mortem is due to happen shortly but the police are not treating the death as suspicious. The Foreign & Commonwealth Office issued a short statement: “We can confirm the death of a British national in Pattaya, Thailand on August 23. We are providing consular assistance to the family at this sad time.”