British man dies in Moscow after scuffle with barman

5th December 2011, Comments 0 comments

A 60-year-old British man died in a Moscow hotel shortly after a scuffle with a hotel barman, law enforcement officials said Monday.

The man, identified as Colin Adams and reported to be a travel writer, was found in a room at the Kosmos hotel in northeastern Moscow with a wound to his right temple on Sunday, the Moscow Investigative Committee, which investigates deaths, said in a statement.

The man died half-an-hour after getting into an argument with the hotel barman who pushed him away, causing him to hit his head on furniture, a law enforcement source told the RIA Novosti news agency.

Investigators said a pathologist would examine the man's body to determine the cause of death.

The tabloid Life News website reported that Adams was a travel writer who was holidaying in Moscow, citing a friend it named only as Marianna P. It said that he rowed with the hotel's 21-year-old barman, who had not been detained.

It named him as the author of a travel book about mountain walking in Wales.

© 2011 AFP

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