Drink-binge British tourist, 47, 'dies in Thai hotel room after girlfriend flew home following row'
Carsten Denbigh reportedly found on floor in room in Wang Krachae, Muang
He had visited Ko Mak island in Trat one week ago but later went to Muang
15:14 GMT, 18 December 2012
A British tourist was today found dead in a hotel room in Thailand after allegedly going on a drinking binge after he broke-up with his girlfriend.
The man, named locally as Carsten Denbigh, was found kneeling on the floor with his body resting on a bed in a room this afternoon in Wang Krachae, Muang district, according to reports.
The 47-year-old's body was found on the floor but showed no injuries – and he had been dead for up to seven hours when found, police and doctors told the Bangkok Post.
Holiday: Carsten Denbigh was found in a hotel room in Wang Krachae, Muang district, according to local reports. A file photo of Koh Similan Beach near Phuket, Thailand, is pictured
Discovered: The man was found in a hotel room in Wang Krachae, Muang district, according to reports
Mr Denbigh and his British girlfriend visited the island of Koh Mak in Trat province one week ago – but his girlfriend stayed with him for two nights before returning to the UK after an argument, police said.
The tourist had consumed large amounts of alcohol for several days after the split – and was sent for treatment at Trat Hospital for two days before being released yesterday, hotel staff said.
Officers at Muang Trat police station took him to a city hotel because he had no money for transport, reported the Bangkok Post. The Foreign and Commonweath Office could not immediately comment.