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Woman murdered on Thai island named as Hannah Witheridge

A British woman killed in Thailand has been identified as Hannah Witheridge, by Thai authorities.

The 23-year-old from Great Yarmouth was murdered last night with David Miller from Jersey on the island Koh Tao.

Hannah Witheridge.

The pair were attacked on their way back to their hotel after leaving a beach party together.

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Murdered British pair 'met at party' before attack

Koh Tao in Thailand. Credit: Google Maps

The British man and woman killed in Thailand did not know each other before the night they were killed, ITV News understands.

It is believed the pair were staying at the same accommodation, but only met at a beach party last night.

They were attacked and killed after they left the party on Koh Toa.

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Thai police seek British man for questioning

Police in Thailand are wanting to interview a British man in connection with the murder of two British tourists on the holiday island of Koh Tao, ITV News understands.

Police believe that the man may be a friend of one of the murdered Brits and it is thought he left the island by an early ferry and is heading for Bangkok.

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Female victim checked into hotel three days ago

A British woman found dead in Thailand checked into a hotel with friends three days earlier, ITV News understands.

Staff at Ocean View bungalows said the female victim arrived with three other women.

The male victim she was found with was staying in a different room at the resort, they added.

Police were at the hotel earlier but have now left.

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Foreign Office seeks information on murdered British tourists

The Foreign Office is seeking more information from Thai authorities after two British tourists were murdered on the island of Koh Tao.

In a statement, the Foreign Office said:

We are aware of the death of two British nationals on September 15 on the island of Koh Tao in the Gulf of Thailand.

The embassy are urgently seeking information from the local authorities and consular staff stand ready to provide assistance to friends and family at this tragic time.

– UK Foreign Office statement
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Murdered British pair may have been target of robbers

Two British tourists found murdered on a beach on the Thai island of Koh Tao could have been targeted by robbers as they left an open air party, according to local media.

The bodies of a 23-year-old woman and 24-year-old man, from Great Yarmouth and Jersey respectively, were found 100 metres away from the scene of a beach party.

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'No immediate suspects' in murdered Brit tourist case

Credit: APTN/Thai PBS

Police in Thailand have said they have no immediate suspects in mind for the murder of two British tourists on the holiday resort island of Koh Tao.

Thai police described the two as a 23-year-old woman from Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, and a 24-year-old man from Jersey.

The bodies were discovered on a beach early on Monday morning and a garden hoe was found bloodied nearby which police believe to be the murder weapon.

Local media reported that outraged residents of the island, which is home to about 2,000 people and relies on its tourist industry, had blockaded its piers to help police prevent the killers from escaping.

Norfolk woman murdered on Thai beach

Two British tourists, including one from Great Yarmouth, have been found murdered on an island off Thailand. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Two British tourists, including one from Norfolk, have been found murdered on a Thai beach.

The man and woman were found on sand on the island of Koh Tao, popular with divers and known for its lively bars.

They were described by police as a 23-year-old woman from Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, and a 24-year-old man from Jersey, in the Channel Islands.

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Thai police process site where Brit tourists found

Thai police and rescue workers have secured the scene where the bodies of two British tourists were found dead earlier today.

Credit: APTN/Thai PBS

Thai police believe they attended a beach party with about fifty others on the night of 14 September which went on until just before dawn today.

Credit: APTN/Thai PBS
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