A British musician was discovered lifeless after he was allegedly overwhelmed to demise and thrown unconscious right into a river in Georgia.
Guitarist Thomas Kennedy was out ingesting when a verbal and bodily battle broke out with a bunch of native males. Native media reported the 28-year-old’s physique was discovered on 8 October within the Mtkvari River close to the village of Kvakhvreli in Gori municipality.
4 Georgian males and one boy have been arrested on suspicion of homicide and face 13-17 years in jail if convicted.
The UK International Workplace mentioned it was supporting the household of the Manchester-born man and was additionally involved with Georgian authorities following the incident.
Mr Kennedy is thought to have performed the acoustic guitar and in line with Georgia information station Mtavari TV had been learning at a neighborhood music school after arriving within the nation from his dwelling in Eire on 30 August. The channel reported Mr Kennedy’s cell phone had been discovered by police at a neighborhood pawn store the place it was traded for money following his demise.
The household of the musician mentioned they had been “completely devastated” by his demise.
“Life won’t ever be the identical once more with out our lovely proficient boy … He died brutally and tragically,” they wrote on GoFund Me marketing campaign web page began to finance the repatriation of Mr Kennedy’s physique again to Eire, the place he had lived in County Mayo.
“It’s at present very troublesome to repatriate Tom dwelling because of the Covid-19 restrictions, so we’re organising this GoFundMe Web page to boost funds to convey Tom dwelling as quickly as doable. That is pricey, and with the assistance of the Kevin Bell Repatriation Belief, we are going to get him to his beloved dwelling of County Mayo,” the household wrote.
A International Workplace spokesperson advised The Impartial: “We’re involved with the native authorities following the demise of a British man in Georgia and are offering assist to his household.”