This does seem to be a tragic case of being in the wrong place at the wrong time. The man who died has been named as Stephen Ashton. He was just 22 and was celebrating the New Year at a beach party.
But the Foreign Office said it is not changing its travel advice to Thailand because it already contains a warning about the dangers of unprovoked attacks by gangs on the island of Koh Phangan.
Seven Britons have been killed in Thailand since 2009 and the death of 22-year-old Stephen Ashton from Redhill in Surrey, brings that total to eight.
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