LONDON — The Thai heir to the Red Bull energy drink fortune wanted over the 2012 killing of a Bangkok police officer appeared to leave a London property on Wednesday, accompanied by friends or family members.
Boxes and suitcases were also removed from the house prior to Vorayuth “Boss” Yoovidhya’s departure.
Vorayuth was silent Wednesday as The Associated Press asked about his plans.
As he left the exclusive London neighborhood, he didn’t say why he was in Britain or whether he would meet with prosecutors in Thailand on April 27.
Vorayuth, who is in his early 30s, fled the scene of the 2012 accident in his Ferrari after allegedly hitting the police officer, who was on motorcycle patrol.
He has been ordered to face charges of hit-and-run and reckless driving in the officer’s death.
Police say Vorayuth disputes the reckless driving allegation, claiming the motorcycle officer swerved in front of him.
He has not shown up for earlier meetings with prosecutors, but no arrest warrant has been issued.
It has meant he has so far escaped charges, allowing him to continue his lavish lifestyle.
Meanwhile, the delay has reduced the charges he can face, because of the statute of limitations.