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'Prime suspect' in Brit murder case caught running on CCTV

ITV News has obtained CCTV footage of a man described by Thai police as the "prime suspect" in the murder of two British tourists on the island resort of Koh Tao.

The two clips show a man police describe as "Asian" running past the camera at 03:44 before reappearing in shot at a much slower pace just over an hour later at 04:48 local time.

The bodies of David Miller, 24, from Jersey, and Hannah Witheridge, aged 23, from Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, were discovered semi-naked on a beach in the divers' paradise of Koh Tao in the early hours of yesterday morning.

An initial hunt for a British man has been downplayed by police on the island with all investigations currently focused on the new lead, Thai police said.

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Police rescue seven men in modern slavery raids

Police rescue seven in dawn raids Credit: ITV West Country

Police raided six properties in Plymouth and Bodmin this morning to rescue seven men thought to be held as modern slaves.

Eight people were arrested in the co-ordinated dawn raids. Twelve agencies were involved in the culmination of six months undercover work. The rescued men, all from the Czech Republic, had been forced to work up to 18 hours a day without pay, and were given poor accommodation and food as their only reward.

Woman 'felt lost' waiting for mental health treatment

A report by a group of mental health charities is calling on the government to fast-track a 28-day maximum waiting time for all patients before more lives are lost.

Sean Duggan, chief executive for the Centre for Mental Health, admitted it was "unacceptable" that some patients were having to wait up to a year to be seen.

ITV News Health Editor Catherine Jones has been hearing one woman's story:

Brown accuses SNP of 'perpetrating a lie about NHS'

Former Prime Minister Gordon Brown has accused the SNP of "perpetrating a lie" about protecting the NHS with independence.

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The SNP has suggested the NHS is at at risk due to health policies in Westminster, but Mr Brown said the Scottish parliament already has powers to protect the service.

Brown told a pro-Union event in Clydebank that the nationalists should make way for a Labour government in Scotland if they continued to insist they were "powerless".

"It is the SNP who are perpetrating a lie about what the NHS can and cannot do in Scotland," he said.

Mr Brown's comments come after the three main party leaders pledged "extensive new powers" for Scotland in the event of a No vote.

Family of murdered Hannah Witheridge 'heartbroken'

Credit: Family of Hannah Witheridge

The family of murdered British woman Hannah Witheridge have issued a statement, praising her.

Hannah was a beautiful, intelligent, loving young woman who poured joy into the lives of all who knew her. She was selfless and caring and made each and every day that little bit more wonderful.

Our family are utterly devastated and shocked by what has happened to our beautiful Hannah. To lose her in the way that we have is beyond comprehension.

We are heartbroken and no words can possibly describe how we feel.

As such, we would be extremely grateful to be left in peace while we come to terms with our loss

– Family of Hannah Witheridge

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Family pay tribute to British man murdered in Thailand

Credit: Family of David Miller

Briton David Miller, who was found murdered on the Thai island of Koh Tao with Hannah Wetheridge, was "hard-working, bright and conscientious" and would be "sorely, sorely missed", his family said today

David was an artist by temperament, so talented. He had a creative eye that he carried with him through life and in his degree.

He was hard-working, bright and conscientious, with everything to look forward to.

David was very giving to his family and friends and we all adored him. He will be sorely, sorely missed.

– Family of David Miller

Mr Miller had been visiting Thailand after a six-week placement as part of a scholarship at a mining company in Australia and had recently completed a Civil and Structural Engineering degree at Leeds University, and was expected to leave the country today, his family also said.

Syria claims rebels 'handed journalists to IS'

The speaker of the Syrian Parliament has reportedly urged US Congressional leaders not to arm Syrian rebels.

NBC News correspondent Bill Neely said that Jihad al-Laham told Nancy Pelosi and John Boehner Syrian rebels had "handed US journalists" to Islamic State militants.

Ebola outbreak 'requires billion-dollar response'

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The unprecedented Ebola outbreak in West Africa requires a $1 billion response to keep its spread within the "tens of thousands" of cases, a United Nations officials has said.

"The amount for which we requested was about $100 million a month ago and now it is $1 billion, so our ask has gone up 10 times in a month"

– Dr. David Nabarro, senior U.N. coordinator for Ebola.
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19-year-old man raped in the toilets of a nightclub

A 19-year-old man has been raped in the toilets of a nightclub in south London. The victim was attacked at Pryzm nightclub in Kingston-upon-Thames, by a man described as of Mediterranean appearance.

CCTV image of a suspect police are trying to trace Credit: Metropolitan Police

Police are trying to track down a man seen leaving the toilets of the nightclub shortly after the attack.

I am asking the man shown in the image to come forward and speak with me, since he may have information that would assist the investigation.

I also wish to hear from anyone who knows this man's identity, or who has information relating to the incident at Pryzm nightclub on 3 April.

– Detective Sergeant Janet Archibald, Met Police
  • The suspect is believed to be aged in his early to mid 20s
  • Around 5 foot 8 inches tall
  • Of Mediterranean appearance, or possibly a light-skinned
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