Briton dies on Thai shooting range
Friends of a man reported to have died on a shooting range in Thailand have been paying tribute to him.
Reports from Phuket named the man as 21-year-old Liam Colven from Portree on the Isle of Skye, who is said to have died after turning a pistol on himself at the Thalang shooting range.
Writing on his Facebook page, one friend said: "I can't believe u have left us in such a heartbreaking way. A true gentleman, rest in peace u beautiful boy."
Another wrote: "Liam Colven inspired me in many ways."
The Mirror reported that the incident was caught on CCTV footage.
Witnesses said that minutes earlier he was heard having a row over the phone, then shot the gun at a target, hitting the bullseye seven times.
The footage then shows him reload before shooting himself in the head, the report said.
The Phuket Gazette said a taxi driver who picked up the man from a hotel at Bang Tao heard him arguing with someone on the phone while being driven to the range.
A Foreign Office spokesman said: "We can confirm the death of a British national in Thailand and are providing consular assistance to the family at this difficult time."