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British tourists urged to take extra care after Paris attack

British tourists in Paris are being warned to take extra care following the attack on the office of satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo.

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office has amended its travel advice for visitors to France.

The FCO's advice for France previously warned was a 'high threat' from terrorism. Credit: APTN

"On January 7, two gunmen attacked the Charlie Hebdo newspaper offices in east Paris," the latest FCO travel advice reads.

"A number of people have been killed and injured. If you're in Paris or the Ile-de-France area, take extra care and follow the security advice issued by the French authorities."

'Real concern' over Thai probe into murders of Britons

Foreign minister Hugo Swire has said there is "real concern" in the UK over the Thai investigation into the murders of British tourists Hannah Witheridge and David Miller.

Mr Swire summoned the Thai Chargé d’Affaires to the UK, Mr. Nadhavathna Krishnamra, to raise the issue.

Mr Swire stressed that there was a real concern in the UK about how the investigation has been handled by the Thai authorities. He said that it was crucial for the investigation to be conducted in a fair and transparent way.

Mr Swire emphasised how important it was that the UK and Hannah and David’s families received regular updates on the investigation’s progress.

He also noted his concern about the way that the police had engaged with the media on the case and reiterated that the UK police stood ready to assist with the investigation and subsequent legal process.

– foreign office statement
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