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Reports: British tourist killed in gang crossfire in Thailand

A British tourist has been shot dead at a New Year's Eve party in Thailand after being caught in the crossfire between local gangs, according to reports.

The 22-year-old was said to have been killed as he danced with friends at a beach bar on the island of Koh Phangan.

He is thought to have been caught in the crossfire when a fight erupted between two local gangs, it was reported.

A Foreign Office spokesman said: "We are aware of the death of a British national in Thailand on New Year's Eve and we are providing consular assistance to the family."