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Friends pay tribute to Liam Whitaker who died in a police cell in Thailand

By CGAlex  |  Posted: August 16, 2014

Liam Whitaker from Helston

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Friends have been paying tribute to a young Helston man who was found hanged in a police cell in Thailand after being arrested for possession of a class A drug.

Liam Whitaker, 24, was on holiday with a group of friends in Thailand when he was found dead in a police cell in Bangkok at 4:30am on October 15 last year.

Devastated friends of the much-loved Helston man have since been posting messages on the West Briton’s Facebook page.

Dewi Patterson-Jones wrote: “RIP Liam bro. Good friend and never forgotten.”

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Matt Swiggs described Mr Whitaker as: “A great guy, who made a lot of people smile.”

Rosie Stevens said: “RIP Liam - so sad to hear this. Thoughts are with your family x”

Trixie Nicholls wrote: “What a terrible waste of a young life. RIP young man and my heart goes out to his family and friends.”

Martin Platt added: “Dreadful.....a whole life ahead of him....now gone RIP”

And Kim Bushnell said: “My heart goes out to his parents. RIP.”

At an inquest at Truro Coroners Court on Friday, Coroner for Cornwall Emma Carlyon recorded an open verdict into the death of Mr Whitaker.

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