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Cambodians arrested after French tourists attacked in Thai resort

Published 28/02/2016

British tourists Hannah Witheridge and David Miller were murdered on the Thai island of Koh Tao in September 2014 (Foreign and Commonwealth Office/PA Wire)
British tourists Hannah Witheridge and David Miller were murdered on the Thai island of Koh Tao in September 2014 (Foreign and Commonwealth Office/PA Wire)

Police in eastern Thailand have arrested several Cambodian sailors suspected of attacking four French tourists on a resort island, raping the two women in the group.

The five Cambodians are accused of assaulting the tourists with knives and sticks on Saturday night on the island of Koh Kut after anchoring their fishing boat, Major General Nopparat Rintapon said.

Three of the tourists were badly injured. One ran away and got help at a nearby hotel, while the two female tourists were raped, Mr Nopparat added.

The incident is the latest attack on foreign tourists in Thailand.

In December, a Thai court sentenced two Burmese migrants to death for the murders of British tourists Hannah Witheridge and David Miller, whose bodies were found on the Thai resort island of Koh Tao in September 2014.

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