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Norfolk: Parents of murdered British tourist Hannah Witheridge talk of "indescribable agony"

Hannah Witheridge. Photo:

The parents of a British tourist who was murdered in Thailand say that the weeks that have passed since her death have been "unimaginably difficult" and that they hope her killer or killers are "brought to justice."

The bodies of Hannah Witheridge from Hemsby near Great Yarmouth and David Miller, from Jersey, were discovered on a beach on the island Koh Tao on September 15.

David Miller also lost his life. Credit: Family photo

They had both suffered severe head injuries.

Hannah and David had been at a party in Koh Tao. Credit: Reuters

"Time makes the pain of this horrendous tragedy no easier to bear. The past three weeks have been unimaginably difficult and there are no words that can adequately describe the heartache and despair that our family is experiencing.

As we continue with our plans for our beautiful Hannah’s ‘party’, our thoughts are with David Miller’s family who are suffering the same indescribable agony.

Hannah was a fun, vibrant and beautiful young woman who will be sorely missed by all who knew her.

She was dedicated, ambitious and would have made an amazing difference to the lives of many families through her chosen career as a Speech and Language Therapist. As a family we hope that the right people are found and brought to justice.”

– Hannah Witheridge's parents

The family also asked for privacy as they prepare for Miss Witheridge's funeral which will take place in Hemsby on Friday.

"Due to the nature of her passing, our beautiful girl has had little privacy. Therefore, we would like to take this opportunity to ask that Hannah be allowed a well-deserved day of privacy on Friday whilst we join her many friends in a celebration of her life.

Our family have been further traumatised by reports that there are numerous unnecessary and senseless photographs circulating across the Internet. We beg that Hannah and David are afforded privacy and dignity through the removal of these pointless and insensitive reminders."

– Hannah Witheridge's parents

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