60-year-old Brit killed in Thailand by biker gang

Ruth Doherty

A British builder who was working in Thailand has died after being savagely beaten by a group of bikers.

Peter Chambers was driving home from work in Chonburi when he spotted an altercation between a group of motorcyclists.

When he got out of his car to investigate further, he was attacked so badly he fell into a coma, and died two weeks later - a day before his 60th birthday.

Thai police are treating his murder as 'death by assault' but have so far made no arrests.

His brother-in-law Malcolm Pounds, 61, from Southend-on-Sea, Essex, said: 'Peter was such a likeable bloke and we are so devastated he as gone.

'I didn't know anyone who didn't like him. He was a typical cheeky Basildon lad.'

Basildon-born Peter had travelled back to the UK to visit his 83-year-old mother and sisters at Christmas.

He returned to Thailand and was attacked just yards from his home on 12 January. He was rushed to hospital with severe injuries but never regained consciousness.

Peter's body was cremated just three days later by Thai authorities.

His family are organising a memorial service in the UK for his friends and relatives.

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