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Family of Brit gunned down in Pattaya say they have no idea why he was targeted

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The family of a British expat who was shot dead in Pattaya on Tuesday say they have no idea why he was targeted.

Gangland_killing-british_man-dead_ThailandTony Kenway, 39, was murdered at around 10:20am as he sat inside his red Porsche Cayenne GTS sports car outside Sanit Sports Club in Bang Lamung.

The incident was captured on CCTV, with the footage obtained by Thaivisa just after noon on Tuesday.

His sister Kirsty Kenway, 31, said her brother had a “brilliant life” in Thailand and that he had done a lot of charity work while living in the kingdom. She said the family are devastated by what had happened.

Kirsty also revealed that Tony, who lived with wife Pans, 32, in Pattaya became a father for the fourth time in September.

“I don’t really know what happened to my brother. He’s been in Thailand for years and he’s been happily married for five years”, Kirsty told MailOnline.

“We speak quite regularly and I visited him over Christmas. We had an amazing time, taking the kids to water parks and he spent a lot of time with his niece. He loved being with his family. He had four children.

“His stepson is 10 and lives in Spain, his son is nine, and he had two children with Pans, a daughter aged three and a baby that was born in September”, she added.

“He absolutely adored his kids and he enjoyed playing with his baby son and he just made sure he looked after his children.

She added: “He had a brilliant life out there and he did a lot for charity, and helped build some schools. He had even met the future King of Thailand. He was very clever and did very well.

“He did a lot of work in IT and was a big fan of sports cars, he was a petrol head.

“Pans [his wife] is brilliant and she was the light of his life. She’s devastated by what’s happened.

“I was the baby sister [in our family] and he protected me from everybody. I was the youngest, and he was the third youngest. We have an older brother, Paul, and older sister, Sarah.”

According the Mr Kenway’s Facebook page he had previously lived in Marbella, Spain before moving to Pattaya.

While police have yet to officially disclose a motive for the attack, Pattaya police are said to be investigating several lines of inquiry, including alleged links between Mr Kenway and boiler room gangs.

Police are also investigating claims from Mr Kenway’s wife that he was recently involved in a dispute with a shareholder of one of his businesses.

Police are yet to release any further information on the suspect. A report in Thairath said a witness described the attacker as a “chubby man wearing a white T-shirt and black jacket”.

An update from the police is expected later today.

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