Funeral of Thailand murder victim


Published: Friday 10th October 2014 by The News Editor

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The funeral of a British student murdered in Thailand will take place in her rural home village today.

Hundreds of people are expected to pay their respects as Hannah Witheridge is laid to rest in the Norfolk coastal village of Hemsby.

The battered body of the 23 year old was found on a beach on Koh Tao on September 15 alongside that of fellow murdered Briton David Miller, 24, from Jersey.

Earlier this week Miss Witheridge’s family paid tribute to a fun, vibrant and beautiful young woman who will be “sorely missed by all who knew her”.

They added: “She was dedicated, ambitious and would have made an amazing difference to the lives of many families through her chosen career as a speech and language therapist.

“As a family we hope that the right people are found and brought to justice.”

Local police say two Burmese workers have confessed to the killings.

Two men, whose names were given only as Saw and Win, were paraded by police at a news conference last week as well as re-enacting the brutal assault.

Deputy police chief spokesman Colonel Kissana Phathanacharoen said the two suspects, both 21, had been charged with three offences – conspiracy to murder, conspiracy to rape and robbery.

Published: Friday 10th October 2014 by The News Editor

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