A retired British businessman who fell 18 floors to his death after his wife divorced him had wed a Thai prostitute and owed £50,000, it has been revealed.
John Toms, 68, a father-of-one from Wales, was found sprawled on the pavement in a pool of blood outside an apartment building in the city of Pattaya at about 1am on Wednesday.
Just hours earlier, he had signed divorce papers with former Thai partner Thanyaporn Donsakul, 55, who had found a younger partner.
John Toms, 68, with former wife Thanyaporn, 55. He fell 18 floors to his death on Wednesday hours after divorcing her in Pattaya, ThailandiPhone transfer software
Court papers show that in June 2012, while Mr Toms was holidaying in Pattaya, he paid 1,000 baht (£23) a night for sex with Thanyaporn, according to a report in The Sun.
After they became engaged the following month, he sold his belongings to financially support Thanyaporn and he moved to the country to be with her. However, within five years he was £50,000 in debt, after his savings had apparently been whittled away, allegedly as a result of shelling out over £100,000 on his new bride and her family.
Prior to his death in Pattaya on Wednesday, Mr Toms had returned home with Naritha Daosri, 49, his new girlfriend, before telling her that he was going to sit out on the balcony.
John Toms, 68, a retired businessman from Wales, was found dead