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British father Tony Kenway shot dead inside Porsche at popular Thai resort

Evening Standard logo Evening Standard 25/01/2017 Jamie Bullen

© Provided by Independent Print Limited A British father was gunned down at point blank range in his Porsche outside a sports club in a popular Thai resort.

Tony Kenway, originally from Southampton, was killed in the driver's seat of his red Porsche Cayenne GTS in the car park of the Sanit Sports Club in Bang Lamung district in Pattaya, local media reported.

The Foreign Office (FCO) has confirmed it is in contact with local police over the death of a British national.

The Bangkok Post reported that eyewitnesses told police that the gunman, described as a "chubby man wearing a white T-shirt and black jacket", opened Mr Kenway's car door and shot him once before he escaped on a motorcycle.

It also stated that Mr Kenway's wife had told officers that he had set up a website design business.

Sanit Sport Club posted on its Facebook page: "We are very sad to announce the death of Tony Kenway who lost his life this morning.

“We would like to offer Tony's family and friends our deepest sympathy and condolences at this difficult time. RIP Tony."

Mr Kenway's Facebook profile states that he lived in Bangkok having previously lived in Marbella, Spain, and had been married to his wife, Pans, since November 2011.

His sister, Kirsty Kenway told MailOnline: "I don't really know what happened to my brother. He had a brilliant life out there and he did a lot for charity and helped build some schools.

“He had even met the future king of Thailand. He was very clever and did very well."

A FCO spokeswoman said: "We are in contact with the family of a British man following his death in Pattaya, Thailand.

“Our sympathies are with them at this difficult time. We are in touch with the local police."

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