Man appears in Thai court accused of shooting dead Londoner

A man has appeared in court in Thailand accused of shooting dead a tourist from Purley during a New Year's Eve party.

Ekkapan Kaewkla, who is 26, has been charged with killing Stephen Ashton, who died after he was hit by a stray bullet during a fight outside a bar on the island of Koh Phangan.

ITV News correspondent Angus Walker was in court on the neighbouring island of Koh Samui and spoke to the defendant before the trial.

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Londoner death in Thailand

A 26-year-old man has been arrested by Thai police after a Londoner was shot dead at a New Year's Eve party on a beach in Thailand. Stephen Ashton, who was 22, was reportedly caught in the crossfire between rival gangs.