(The Sun): BACKPACKER HORROR Brit backpacker found dead in Cambodia police custody after being arrested over row with hotel owner
Matthew Paul King had been staying at the Blue Buddha in Kampot when he was arrested
By Jon Lockett
28th August 2018, 12:44 pmUpdated: 28th August 2018, 12:44 pm
A BRIT backpacker has been found dead in police custody hours after he was arrested following a bust-up at a Cambodian hotel.
Matthew Paul King, of Luton, Bedfordshire, had been staying at the Blue Buddha in Kampot, when he had a run in with the owner.
The 29-year-old tourist was pictured outside in shorts and a vest as cops arrived on August 19 to arrest him.
He was taken to a nearby immigration centre and held in a cell but staff found him dead a short time later after he had apparently hanged himself.
A police spokesman said: ”A British man killed himself in the General Department of Immigration in Khan Por Senchey.
”The victim was Matthew Paul King. He was taken to Calmette Hospital but was pronounced dead there. Post mortem examinations on the man’s body show that he killed himself.”
King pictured with police officials following his arrest in Kampot, Cambodia.
Backpacker King was found dead in his cell hours after his arrest
The Blue Buddha hotel in Kampot in on the southern coast of Cambodia has declined to comment on why King was arrested.
The British Foreign and Commonwealth office said: ”Our staff are supporting the family of a British man following his death in custody in Cambodia.
”They are in contact with the Cambodian authorities about the incident.”