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'Our lives are shattered once more': Second tragedy for family of Hannah Witheridge

Laura Witheridge had been gravely ill in hospital. Credit: Family photo
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The family of backpacker Hannah Witheridge who was murdered in Thailand in September 2014 have spoken of their 'indescribable pain' at the loss of her sister Laura.

The 30-year old from Hemsby in Norfolk, passed away on Monday 16th September, she had been gravely ill and was being treated in hospital.

She died five years and a day after the death of Hannah.

23-year old Hannah Witheridge was murdered along with fellow traveller David Miller Credit: Family photo

"We confirm that our beautiful girl Laura passed away on Monday 16th September. Laura had been gravely ill and was being treated in hospital. Our hearts are broken, our lives are shattered once more. The pain of this loss is indescribable and our family very much need time and privacy during this unbearable time.”

– Statement from the Witheridge family