Brit musician, 28, found dead after being ‘attacked & thrown unconscious into river’ as 5 are arrested over his murder

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.

Thomas Kennedy was found dead after being 'thrown into a river'

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Thomas Kennedy was found dead after being ‘thrown into a river’Credit: East2West
Five people have been arrested for his murder

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Five people have been arrested for his murderCredit: East2West
His body was found in Kvakhvreli in Gori municipality in Georgia

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His body was found in Kvakhvreli in Gori municipality in GeorgiaCredit: East2West

The man died after drinking with a group of local men followed by a verbal and physical dispute, 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 face 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 aggravating circumstances.

One of the detainees was named as 23-year-old Vasil Okropiridze, described as a street musician.

A news channel showed the being escorted after questioning

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A news channel showed the being escorted after questioningCredit: East2West
Thomas Kennedy was said to be studying at a music school in Georgia

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Thomas Kennedy was said to be studying at a music school in GeorgiaCredit: East2West

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