British woman dies during cosmetic surgery in Bangkok

A British woman has died during cosmetic procedure in Bangkok performed by a doctor who was allegedly not properly qualified.

Joy Williams, 24, from London, stopped breathing while under anaesthetic at the SP Clinic in Bangkok's Huay Kwang district on Thursday.

She had attended the clinic for surgery on 14 October but was not satisfied with the results, so returned fro a corrective procedure.

According to the Mirror, police said there was a three-inch incision in her buttocks area.

Police say the woman had asked for her tailbone area to be corrected.

A 51-year-old doctor, Sompob Sansiri, who performed the surgery, has been arrested and charged with recklessly causing death.

Police found the woman's body on the operating table and it was taken for post-mortem examination.

According to the Guardian, a spokesman for the Foreign Office said: "We were informed of the death of a British national in Thailand on 23 October. We stand ready to provide consular assistance."

The SP Clinic has been closed for 60 days by authorities pending further investigations.

According to the Daily Telegraph, Chayut Maryat, a police commander, told the Bangkok Post: "The owner of SP Clinic could be jailed for a maximum 10 years and fined no more than 20,000 baht if he is found guilty of the offence.

"Dr Sompob, 51, denied the charges on the grounds he had treated the patient strictly according to approved medical process. The woman's name is withheld pending notification of relatives."

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