British man arrested in connection with naked body found at Cozy Beach


A 25-year-old British man has been arrested and is facing several charges relating to the death of a Pattaya bar girl in the early hours of Saturday.

Local media report Reece Blain Vella was arrested on Sunday evening at a bar in Pattaya after a warrant was issued for his arrest.

The body of Wannipha Chanhuathon, 26, was found naked at 5am on Saturday morning laid on the street outside the Cosy Beach View condo after falling from the fifth floor.

The Soi 6 bar worker died a short time later.

Police speculated the victim fell from room 501, but no one was there when officers checked the apartment.

Security guard Kreangsak Kammahachai, 23, discovered the body, but was unable to provide police with any useful information.