Brit musician, 28, found dead after being ‘attacked & thrown unconscio…

A BRITISH musician has been found dead after being “attacked and thrown unconscious into a river” in Georgia.

Five people have been arrested after Thomas Kennedy, 28, was assaulted in the former Soviet state.


Thomas Kennedy was found dead after being ‘thrown into a river’Credit: East2West


Five people have been arrested for his murderCredit: East2West


His body was found in Kvakhvreli in Gori municipality in GeorgiaCredit: East2West

He died after drinking with a group of local men followed by a verbal and physical argument, according to reports.

The Brit is said to have been attacked and then thrown “unconscious” into the Mtkvari River.

His body was found in the river near the village of Kvakhvreli in Gori municipality on October 8.

The alleged killers fled the scene, say reports.

A video showed four suspects being escorted for questioning after being detained.

Giorgi Balashvili, 28, along with Giorgi Okhanashvili, 17, Giorgi Kareli, 20, and Zura Palavandishvili, 19, and Vasil Okropiridze, 24, denied any part in the death after being held on suspicion of murder.

All five have been detained by a court for two months.

They confront from 13 to 17 years in prison if found guilty.

A report on Mtavari TV channel said Kennedy had arrived in Georgia on August 30, and reports said he was a student at a local music college.

He is known to have played the acoustic guitar.

A criminal case was opened into murder with irritating circumstances.


A news channel showed the being escorted after questioningCredit: East2West


Thomas Kennedy was said to be studying at a music school in GeorgiaCredit: East2West

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