Brit expat, 70, shot dead as murder cops probe ‘love triangle’ killing & seize his girlfriend’s phone in Thailand

A BRIT pensioner has been shot dead while riding his scooter in Thailand in what police believe is a ‘love triangle attack’.

Retired engineer Neil Roger, 70, had been drinking with friends before travelling home on his moped when he was blasted four times in the back in Pattaya on Thursday evening.


Neil Roger, 70, had been drinking with friends before travelling home on his moped along a dark road when he was blasted four timesCredit: ViralPress
Police and paramedics at the scene where a British pensioner was murdered by being shot


Police and paramedics at the scene where a British pensioner was murdered by being shotCredit: ViralPress

Locals heard the gunshots and found Neil, from Doncaster, in a pool of blood shortly before 10:30 pm.

Four bullet shells were found on the road nearby.

Neil’s younger partner Thitipan Kamlas, 38, arrived at the scene where she collapsed in tears next to her lover’s dead body.

Police and paramedics performed CPR but Neil was pronounced dead on the road after suffering severe blood loss.

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Officers have now seized Thitipan’s phone and are interviewing her, with one theory being that Neil was involved in a love triangle in the notorious holiday destination, known for its crime and adult nightlife.

Police Colonel Surakit In-am from the Huay Yai district station said that a “love affair or road rage” were two possible motives for the brutal killing.

Speaking today, he said: “The girlfriend’s phone has been confiscated and we are checking all the communication she had with Neil and other people.

“Neil could also have been involved in a dispute with other foreigners or road rage while he was riding home. We do not know the motive for the murder.

“Nobody has been arrested yet. We are still investigating and collecting all of the evidence.”


Officers said that Neil had been hit four times in the back with three 9mm bullet shells and one piece of shrapnel.

He had two gunshot wounds on his back, one above his waist and another under his armpit.

He had crashed onto the ground and was lying on his back next to his red Honda Scoopy when the police arrived at the scene.

He had also been wearing a helmet, which was removed while medics checked his body.

Neil’s glasses were also found on the road next to his body, around two miles from his home.

Police Colonel Chakkrapan Kittisiripornkul, Deputy Commander of Chonburi Police, said that Neil’s partner Thitipan arrived at the scene shortly after the accident.

Thitipan, who had been with Neil for four years, collapsed to the ground and was crying next to her lover’s dead body.

She told police they lived together but their marriage had never been registered.

The widow told police that Neil was a retired engineer from England who had been visiting his sick sister at Christmas before returning to Pattaya on Wednesday, January 4.

On the day of his death, Neil went out drinking with friends at 4 pm while she was taking care of the house, according to reports.

Thitipan told police she did not know whether Neil had any disputes with other ex-pats or locals.

Meanwhile, nieghbours told officers they heard sounds of gunshots around three or four times but did not notice anyone because the road often had motorcycles and cars driving along.

Police Commander Itthipol Itthisaronchai said today that officers were looking at Neil’s “financial transactions and who would benefit” from his death.

Speaking today, Police Colonel Chakkrapan said investigating officers were meeting on Friday afternoon to asses the case and possible suspects.

He added: “We are questioning the dead man’s partner and circumstantial witnesses while also checking surveillance cameras along the route, but we do not have the footage yet.

“The police did not reach a conclusion for motive yet but we have confirmed that the victim had just travelled back to Thailand from his Christmas holiday.

“We are investigating and have just had a meeting with some supervisors and will have some more meetings in the afternoon.

“We do not believe this was a random shooting. Pattaya is a safe place and this does not normally happen.”

Police did not reveal what Neil’s girlfriend told them in interviews and she has not been arrested.

In December, a Brit OAP and his partner, 27, were killed in a horror smash when their car was shunted into the path of a 4×4.

The Warwickshire man, 78, was driving with his partner when they were shunted from behind and pushed into oncoming traffic – killing them both, according to police.

Harrowing CCTV footage showed the two men driving a white Toyota Yaris, which slowed down to turn right into a side road before they were shunted from behind by a silver Honda CRV.

The collision pushed the men straight into the path of an oncoming black Isuzu 4×4 pickup truck.

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With little time to react, the vehicle smashed into the small Toyota, crumpling it and killing both passengers.

The incident happened in the Sawang Wirawong District, about eight hours northeast of the capital, Bangkok, Thailand.

The girlfriend of a British pensioner Thitipan Kamlas, 38, had her phone seized by cops in a suspected 'love triangle killing'


The girlfriend of a British pensioner Thitipan Kamlas, 38, had her phone seized by cops in a suspected ‘love triangle killing’Credit: ViralPress

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