British musician, 28, is killed by ‘group of men who beat him and threw him into a river’ in Georgia

British musician, 28, is killed by ‘group of men who knocked him unconscious and threw him into a river after an argument’ in Georgia

  • British musician Thomas Kennedy, 28, was killed in Georgia after a dispute
  • His body was found on October 8 in the Mtkvari River near the village of Kvakhvreli
  • Five Georgian citizens, including minors, were detained on suspicion of murder


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A British man was killed in Georgia by a “group of men who beat him unconscious after an argument and threw him into a river,” authorities say.

The victim was named as musician Thomas Kennedy, 28, and five Georgian citizens, including a minor, have been detained on suspicion of murder in the town of Gori.

The man died after drinking with a group of local men, followed by a verbal and physical dispute, according to local reports.

British musician Thomas Kennedy, 28, (pictured) was killed in Georgia after a dispute with a group of local men who attacked him and threw him into the Mtkvari River, authorities said.

British musician Thomas Kennedy, 28, (pictured) was killed in Georgia after a dispute with a group of local men who attacked him and threw him into the Mtkvari River, authorities said.

He was attacked and then thrown ‘unconscious’ into the Mtkvari River.

His body was found on October 8 in the river near the village of Kvakhvreli in Gori municipality. The alleged killers fled, reports say.

A video shows how four suspects are accompanied for questioning after their arrest.

All five have been held in court for two months. They face 13 to 17 years in prison if found guilty.

The musician (pictured playing guitar) had arrived in Georgia on August 30 and was studying at a local music school.

The musician (pictured playing guitar) had arrived in Georgia on August 30 and was studying at a local music school.

Thomas was attacked and then thrown 'unconscious' into the river and his body was found near the village of Kvakhvreli on October 8.

Thomas was attacked and then thrown 'unconscious' into the river and his body was found near the village of Kvakhvreli on October 8.

The musician (pictured playing guitar) had arrived in Georgia on August 30 and was studying at a local music school. Thomas was attacked and then thrown ‘unconscious’ into the river and his body was found near the village of Kvakhvreli on October 8.

According to a report on the Mtavari TV channel, Kennedy had arrived in Georgia on August 30, and according to reports he was a student at a local music school.

He is known to have played acoustic guitar.

A criminal case was opened in aggravated murder.

One of the detainees was named as 23-year-old Vasil Okropiridze, described as a busker.

Five Georgian citizens, including a minor, have been arrested on suspicion of murder and

Five Georgian citizens, including a minor, have been arrested on suspicion of murder and

They face between 13 and 17 years in prison if found guilty

They face between 13 and 17 years in prison if found guilty

Five Georgian citizens, including a minor, have been arrested on suspicion of murder and face between 13 and 17 years in prison if found guilty

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