British rapist Reece Vella questioned over death of Thai prostitute

A convicted British rapist on the run from police over drugs charges is being questioned in Thailand over the death of a prostitute during “extravagant sex”.

Reece Vella, 25, was jailed for raping a teenager in Worcester and later went on the run after being charged with drugs offences.

The former soldier was arrested in the resort of Pattaya after Wannipa Janhuathon fell from the balcony of his fifth-floor apartment on Saturday morning. Narong Chantra, deputy head of investigations at Pattaya police, said: “They were having very strange, extravagant sex on the balcony until she fell down below and died. Mr Vella was in shock and, knowing he had overstayed his visa, ran away.”

Ms Janhuathon, 26, who was reportedly paid 1,500 baht (£35) for…

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