Three men have been arrested following the double murder of a British man and his partner in Thailand.
The Tourism Authority of Thailand sought to downplay the killings, claiming that this was an “isolated incident”.
TAT said it was “very shocked” by the murders in the southern province of Prachuap Khiri Khan. Attacks like this are very rare in Thailand, it stressed.
The Jack Beach Resort, where the murders happened, is located on Huay Yang beach in the district of Tub Sa Kae, which is 30 miles from the holiday resort of Hua Hin.
Hua Hin is popular with both Thai people and foreigners because of its close proximity to Bangkok, just 200 miles south of the capital.
A TAT spokeswoman in London said: “Our thoughts are with the families and friends of both the victims, Michael Raymond and Suchada Bowkamdee, at this sad time,
“We have been informed by the Thai authorities that the three men involved have been arrested.
“This isolated incident is being investigated by the Royal Thai Police and the Foreign Office (FCO). TAT is unable to comment further.”
TAT maintained that Thailand remains a safe holiday destination for visitors. The country attracted more than 850,000 British travellers last year with 68% being repeat visitors.
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