Two charged with Britons’ murders

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Published: Thursday 4th December 2014 by The News Editor

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Two Burmese workers have been charged with murder over the deaths of British tourists Hannah Witheridge and David Miller in Thailand.

Mr Miller, 24, from Jersey, and Ms Witheridge, 23, from Great Yarmouth in Norfolk, were found dead on a beach on the holiday island of Koh Tao in September.

Bar workers Zaw Lin and Win Zaw Htun were announced as suspects and paraded in front of cameras in October after apparently making confessions, but these were later reportedly withdrawn.

Thawatchai Saengjaew, chief of the Public Prosecution’s Region 8 Office, told the Bangkok Post that authorities will indict Zaw Lin, 21, on five counts – the murder of Mr Miller, the rape and murder of Ms Witheridge, illegal entry into Thailand and staying in the country without permission.

Win Zaw Htun, 21, faces the same charges and an additional count of stealing a mobile phone and sunglasses from Mr Miller.

Published: Thursday 4th December 2014 by The News Editor

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