Two Burmese men “confess to British tourists killings”

Thai police have announced that two Burmese men have allegedly confessed to the murder of two British tourists on Koh Tao island.

According to the Thailand police commissioner, DNA samples that were taken from Hannah Witheridge’s body matched those of the two Burmese men that are currently in police custody.

They are expected to be present at a news conference at the tourist destination of Koh Tao on Friday, and a reward of £13,000 has been offered for information that can lead to arrests.

The post-mortem examination on David Miller, the second victim, had been killed by severe blows to the head before drowning. His funeral is also due to take place on Friday, for which his family has asked for privacy.

A statement was released from Ian, Sue and Michael Miller: “We have been overwhelmed by the breadth and depth of support provided to us by so many here in Jersey and also by people far away.

“We were also particularly touched by the vigil and prayers held by good people on Koh Tao.”

An inquest has already been opened in Norwich early this week, which heard that Ms Witheridge from Norfolk died from “severe head injuries”.

A full inquest into the incident will take place on 6th January.

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