Thai police seek 'prime suspect' in British tourists' double murder

Thai police said he is the "prime suspect" in the murder of two British backpackers on the island of Koh Tao.

And they've released images from surveillance cameras showing the man they want to talk to, the Telegraph said.

The bodies of the pair - David Miller, 24, and Hannah Witheridge, 23 - were found on Monday.

A blood-stained hoe, believed to be the murder weapon, was found close by.


The man pictured in the closed-circuit television (CCTV) footage was acting "suspiciously" on the morning of the killing.

Said to be wearing shorts, and of Asian appearance, he was walking up and down outside a business premises near the murder scene, the Daily Record reported.

"We are focusing on migrant workers because of the surrounding witnesses and evidence, including the video footage," Major General Kiattipong said.

"We are sweeping hotels, bars, businesses and residences of migrant workers on the beach to find the suspect."


Witheridge (above) was a speech therapy student at the University of Essex and lived in Colchester.

Devastated friends have described her as a "funny, bright and beautiful".

Miller, from Jersey, appears to have been travelling across Asia and Australia before he made his way to the island.

See the earlier report here.

Sources: Telegraph, YouTube