Alleged mastermind of Briton’s murder in Pattaya held in Phnom Penh

A Briton wanted by the Thai police for allegedly masterminding the murder of a fellow citizen in Pattaya last month has been held in the custody of Cambodian police in Por Sen Chey district of Phnom Penh, the Phnom Penh Post Online reported on Thursday.

Phnom Penh Municipal Court spokesman Ly Sophaya said the prosecutor was questioning the suspect, Toby James Nelhams, reviewing documents and evidences.

Nelhams was accused of hiring a South African and a Briton to kill Tony Kenway in Pattaya on January 24. The victim was shot dead in his Porsche and the two alleged gunmen and Nelhams were reported to have fled to Cambodia. Business conflict was believed to be the motive of the killing.

Thai police have asked their Cambodian counterpart to arrest the three suspects and to have them extradited to Thailand to face charges.