British man killed and friend in hospital after attack in Thailand

Police at the scene of the attack in Kanchanaburi in Thailand. Credit: AP

A British man has been killed and his friend was taken to hospital following an attack in Thailand.

Police were called to the house they were renting in the early hours of Saturday in Kanchanaburi and found the victim with knife wounds to his neck.

Police recovered a sickle from the scene. Credit: AP

A sickle was recovered nearby - a curved metal blade - and police said the alleged attacker was a local resident.

A spokesperson for the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office said: “We are contact with the Royal Thai Police following the death of one British man and the hospitalisation of another in Thailand and are ready to provide consular support.”