Thai police say that the suspect they have in custody has confessed to the killing of Stephen Ashton.
It seems that the British tourist was simply in the wrong place at the wrong time.
The island is famous for its New Year and Full Moon parties but also notorious for drugs, crime and gangs.
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Among those expected to attend the ceremony will be former US President Bill Clinton and ex-Northern Ireland first minister Peter Robinson.
Five people have been killed and 40 injured after a car and knife attack in London on Wednesday.
A wet, wintry night in places with rain and hill snow slow to move away from southern Scotland and northern England.