BANGKOK – Police in Thailand are investigating the death of a British tourist in Bangkok a spokesman for the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office said
The holidaymaker – who has been identified as Luke Ramage – had reportedly only just arrived at his hotel when he was found unresponsive on his bed by a receptionist.
According to his Facebook page, Mr Ramage – who was from the town of Consett in County Durham and worked for a cleaning company – arrived in Thailand on 14 December.
He checked in at Dubai International airport in the early hours and touched down in Bangkok later in the day, with his last recorded activity at the Crowne Plaza Bangkok Lumpini Park.
The Sun reported that the 31-year-old was staying at the nearby Bavana Hotel, which is a short walk away, but had not unpacked his luggage when he was found by a Hotel Receptionist.
Police in Bangkok are saying there is no mystery surrounding his death and that he died of heart failure after a heavy night of drinking in the Patpong District of Bangkok.
The Police spokesperson from the Bang Rak police station told Thai media the safe hadn’t been used, no valuables were missing and there were no signs of a fight with the cause of death believed to be heart failure which was likely caused by excessive drinking.
He added there were no signs of foul play and the only bruising on the body was caused by EMTs performing CPR.
CCTV footage from the hotel showed the deceased return to the hotel in late Friday intoxicated being helped by two friends he took him to his fifth-floor room before leaving the hotel.
The pair returned several hours later before reporting a problem to the receptionist at around 8.30am.
Police are co-coordinating with embassy official to repatriate the body.
The Foreign Office said: “Our staff are supporting the family of a British man following his death in Thailand.
“We continue to do all they can for them, and remain in contact with the Thai authorities.”
The death is the latest incident involving foreign nationals to have unfolded in Thailand.