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Man arrested in connection with Thailand attacks

A policeman is seen at the site of one of two bomb blasts in Hua Hin on Thursday. Credit: Reuters

A man has been arrested in relation to an arson attack on a supermarket in Thailand.

The attack was one of a series of strikes on popular tourist resorts that local police say were orchestrated by one person.

No group has claimed responsibility for the series of bomb and arson attacks that killed four people and wounded dozens.

Police believe that a single person is giving orders for the attacks.

Police chief Pongsapat Pongcharoen told reporters: "These acts were undertaken by a group in many areas simultaneously, following orders from one individual."



Body found in search for missing Briton in Thailand

Jason Parnell, with his wife Puja Credit Credit: Instagram / Jason Pula

A body has been found in the search for a British man missing after a speedboat accident in Thailand.

The Foreign Office confirmed the body was that of Jason Parnell, 46, who has been missing since the incident on Thursday, when a huge wave capsized the boat off the coast of the island of Koh Samui.

British woman Monica O'Connor, 28, also died in the accident, alongside a German man and a woman from Hong Kong, local authorities said.

The Thai tourist police said a fourth body had been found on Sunday morning but it is understood authorities are waiting for formal identification.

Mr Parnell was celebrating his first wedding anniversary with his wife Puja when the crash happened.

Mrs Parnell and Mrs O'Connor's husband Tim are both believed to have escaped unharmed.

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