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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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Bodies found on Thai beach prompt double murder fears

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A murder investigation is underway after the bodies of two party-goers were found on a beach at an island resort in Thailand.

The pair, believed to be a British woman and an Irish man, were thought to have attended a beach party on Koh Tao - an area popular with tourists and scuba-divers.

Islanders have reportedly blocked off the local ferry dock to prevent any potential culprits leaving the island.


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'No immediate suspects' in murdered Brit tourist case

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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.

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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.

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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

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.

Man slashed in the face in Luton

The man was attacked bear Quilter Close Credit: ITV News Anglia

A man has been slashed in the face in Luton.

Police are looking for potential witnesses to the attack which happened in the early hours of Friday 12th September.

The victim was walking between Limbury Road and Quilter Close at the time.

The offender is described as a tall, skinny, white male.


Memorial for Suffolk WWII codebreaker

The memorial will be unveiled today Credit: ITV Anglia

A memorial to the Second World War codebreaker Bill Tutte will be unveiled in Newmarket this morning.

The former Cambridge University student, who was born in Suffolk, is credited with shortening the war by two years through his code-breaking work. The project cost £150,000.

It has six 7ft tall brushed stainless steel panels pierced to represent the punched paper tape used in the transmission of the code.

Colchester troops train with Canadians

The exercise took place in Norfolk Credit: MoD

Troops from Colchester have been training with their Canadian counterparts to get a better understanding of how they work. Gunners from 7 Para, based at Merville Barracks, worked with the Canadian Army's 1st Regiment for the week-long exercise in Norfolk. NATO partners often train in this way should they need to be deployed together in battle.

Former Suffolk dance teacher Scott Rogers shot dead in the US

Scott Rogers hosted a TV show on WAFB-TV. Credit: Youtube

A former Suffolk dance teacher who went on to find fame as a presenter on American television, has been shot dead at his home in Louisiana.

Before leaving Bury St Edmunds, Scott Rogers ran a controversial dancing school, described by authorities at the time as having an "unhealthy atmosphere similar to a religious cult."

It's believed he was killed by his son-in-law Mathew Hodgkinson, also his former lover, who then tried to kill himself.

"This looks to be a murder and attempted suicide.

Rogers was found with a single gun shot wound to the head and Mathew was on the floor with a gun shot wound to the head."

– Iberville sheriff Brett Stassi

"We are the eyes and ears of the security services" - former head of British Army urges community to be vigilant

Police forces around the region are on an increased state of alert after the government raised the terrorist threat level from substantial to severe.

It is in response to conflicts in Iraq and Syria.

The former head of the British Army, General Lord Richard Dannatt, who lives in Norfolk, has urged people across the region to be vigilant.

And today a Muslim leader in Luton told ITV News Anglia he feared the raising of the alert could threaten his community.

Serena Sandhu reports.

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