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British police to return from Thailand in backpacker murder probe

British police who travelled to Thailand to review the investigation into the murders of backpackers Hannah Witheridge and David Miller are due to return to the UK, having completed their work "as far as possible".

Metropolitan Police officers flew out to the Thai island of Koh Tao last month to work with the Royal Thai Police after an agreement between David Cameron and military ruler General Prayuth Chan-ocha.

Mr Miller, 24, from Jersey, and 23-year-old Ms Witheridge, from Great Yarmouth in Norfolk, were found dead on a Koh Tao beach in September.

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Thai PM appears to question conduct of murdered Britons

Thai Prime Minister and junta chief General Prayuth Chan-Ocha appeared to question the behaviour of two Britons leading up to their murder on the island of Koh Tao.

Apparently referring to Britons David Miller and Hannah Witheridge, he is quoted as telling reporters:

We have to look into the behaviour of the other party too because this kind of incident should not happen to anybody and it has affected our image.

– thai prime minister

General Prayuth reportedly added that Thai authorities must tell “tourists when the safe times are to be outside. We have to help them understand.”

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