Two Britons found naked, beaten to death in Thai resort
The naked bodies of two British tourists were found beaten to death on a Thai beach on Monday, police said.
It sparked a murder hunt on the popular resort island of Koh Tao.
The unidentified man and woman, both aged 24, were found with several wounds near a beachside bungalow on the island, a diving hot-spot near Koh Phangan in the Gulf of Thailand.
A bloodied hoe was found 35m from the murder scene, local police official Jakkrapan Kaewkhao told AFP.
He said: “They were murdered and found naked on the beach. The woman had three wounds on her face and the man had four wounds on his back.
"Their bodies were found 30 metres from (the) bungalow.”
Pair arrived last month
He added that the pair arrived in Thailand on Aug 25.
Distraught friends of the victims gathered at the local police station, another officer said.
Checkpoints have been set up at the island’s piers although the ferries are still running.
Witnesses told police the pair were earlier seen dancing at a local bar, the police said.