A BRITISH musician has been found dead after being “attacked and thrown unconscious into a river” as five are arrested for his murder in Georgia.
The victim was named as musician Thomas Kennedy, 28, and five Georgian citizens, including one minor, have been detained on suspicion of murder in Gori city.
The man died after drinking with a group of local men followed by a verbal and physical argument, according to reports.
He was 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.
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.
One of the detainees was named as 23-year-old Vasil Okropiridze, described as a street musician.
Click: See details