Brit jumped to his death after financing his ‘hooker’ Thai bride’s lifestyle

John Toms, 68, a retired businessman from Wales, was found dead outside an apartment block in the Thai city of Pattaya on Wednesday, hours after divorcing wife Thanyaporn, 55 (right)

British businessman jumped to his death in Pattaya after running up £100,000 debts financing his ‘ex-prostitute’ Thai bride’s lifestyle… before she walked out for another man.

A retired British businessman who fell 18 floors to his death after his ex-wife divorced him was consumed by £100,000 debt after financing her lifestyle in Thailand, 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, Thailand
John Toms, 68, with former wife Thanyaporn, 55. He fell 18 floors to his death on Wednesday hours after divorcing her in Pattaya, Thailand

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 £100,000 in debt, after his savings had apparently been whittled away, allegedly as a result of shelling out on his new bride and her family.

The pair began arguing over buying a house last November 2017 – with John allegedly screaming ”I’ve given you everything, I’ve got nothing more”.

She promptly left him for one of her other boyfriends, a Norwegian called Arne Skjaervik and moved to Norway.

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.

Naritha said she went to check on him around 1am but was horrified to find him sprawled on the ground next to a communal swimming pool.

The apartment block where the retired Brit plunged 18 floors to his death

She called emergency services, but Mr Toms was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police are now investigating, but believe John killed himself ‘due to personal issues’.

Grief-stricken Naritha said: ‘Today [Wednesday] we went out to rent a car. John went to the court to file papers to divorce his ex-wife.

‘The last two or three days, John liked to sit on the balcony a lot. Intuitively I felt something wasn’t right and I was watching him closely.’

John is pictured with new girlfriend Naritha Daosri shortly before his death

Naritha said she went out in the early hours of the morning to the balcony and saw John’s body below. He had landed on the fifth floor mezzanine.

She added: ‘I can’t believe he has done this. I thought we were going to spend so much more time together.’

Mr Toms with his former wife Thanyaporn. The couple sold imported goods from their shop in Thailand. They divorced after she found a younger partner
Mr Toms with his former wife Thanyaporn. The couple sold imported goods from their shop in Thailand. They divorced after she found a younger partner

Major Kamon Apararat at Pattaya City Police Station, said: ‘Initially, the police recorded images of the scene as evidence. The body was also sent to the forensic hospital for examination.

‘The cause is presumed to be suicide due personal problems. We believe that this is why he jumped from the building.’ – Mailonline



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