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PHUKET: A Myanmar national has confessed to killing two British tourists on Koh Tao in Surat Thani, acting Deputy Police Commissioner Jakthip Chaijinda said today.

David Miller and Hannah Witheridge were brutally murdered on the island on September 14. Both suffered serious head wounds. Police said Ms Witheridge was also sexually assaulted.

The migrant worker was identified only as “Win”, 21, who worked at a bar on the popular tourist island, a source from the investigation team said.

Mr Win admitted that he saw the two tourists having sex, so he attacked them with a plan to rape the woman, The Nation was told.

Mr Win was taken into custody and detained pending a DNA test. Two other Myanmar nationals – Maw, 23, and Saw, 21 – will also have their DNA tested.

Mr Maw and Mr Saw were captured on Koh Tao, while Mr Win was arrested on the mainland.

Mr Maw told police that he played guitar on the beach and smoked some cigarettes, but returned home and knew nothing about the murder.

Police are waiting for DNA test results to match those found on cigarette butts and other evidence at the scene.

— The Nation

 

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