Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Wednesday, September 20, 2006

From Andrew Drummond,
Bangkok, March 13 08

A Briton was murdered in Thailand by a mentally disturbed man who was jealous of the man's forthcoming marriage to his sister.

Retired ICI worker Ivor Chandler, 56, from Skelton, East Cleveland,
had been taken by a his Thai girlfriend, Chumporn, 28, from the resort
of Pattaya to meet her parents, in the northern province of Phetchabun
at the weend when Chandler was killed.

Shortly after his arrival late last week in the village of Khlong
Thom he was attacked by the girl's brother and fatally stabbed in the

Police Captain Komchart Kankasaen said: 'The brother, Tui Minim, is
now in custody. He is not mentally well. He has to be looked after 24
hours a day by his family. He has been in and out of psychiatric

'It seems that he was jealous of all the attention the foreigner. He
did not like strangers and he was used to getting all the attention.'

Mr.Chandler made regular visits to Thailand to visit his girlfriend. They planned to marry later this year.


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