A YOUNG Worcester man arrested over the death of a Thai prostitute is still being held by police, according to the latest reports.

In early January the Worcester News reported on the arrest of Reece Vella, formerly of Callow End, near Worcester, by Thai police over the death of Wannipa Janhuathon, who fell to her death in Pattaya, Thailand.

Vella was having 'strange and extravagant' sex with the 26-year-old before she plunged five floors from an apartment balcony at The Cosy Beach View complex, according to national media.

The 25-year-old was reportedly arrested on suspicion of negligence causing others to die, stealing a motorcycle and overstaying his visa.

The BBC has reported there has been no change in his situation in the weeks since and Thai police saying they are waiting for autopsy results and other evidence.

He is also reportedly wanted in the UK on an outstanding bench warrant.

The Worcester News previously revealed that Vella was sentenced to four years and nine months in a young offenders institution for rape and common assault in 2012.

In that case the former Royal Logistics Corps soldier raped a teenager after he became jealous of her behaviour at a party.