(THE SUN) — A Bangkok taxi driver accused of using a Samurai sword to kill an American man for a £1.50 fare has been charged with murder.

Dramatic CCTV footage shows Chidchai Utmacha, 32, brandishing a 12-inch machete as he fights with 51-year-old Troy Lee Pilkington.

The driver has now confessed to pulling the bladed weapon from the boot of his car before hacking Mr Pilkington to death.

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