British tourists killed in Thailand – level 3

26-09-2014 07:00

Thai police has released CCTV footage of a man they describe as the prime suspect in the murder of two young British tourists on the popular island resort of Koh Tao.

This short moment caught on camera appears to show an Asian man running down an empty street at 3:44 am. Around an hour later the man reappeared at a much slower pace.

Detectives are now questioning three migrant workers from Burma over the killing of 24-year-old David Miller and 23-year-old Hannah Witheridge, who were both discovered semi-naked on a beach yesterday having suffered serious injuries.

The couple had met for the first time on the island and a bloodstained hoe, believed to be the murder weapon, was found nearby.

Their bodies have now been taken to the capital, Bangkok, for forensic analysis and are expected to be returned to their families soon after that.

Difficult words: CCTV footage (security camera video), pace (speed), semi- (half), bloodstained (covered with blood), hoe (long-handled gardening tool with a thin metal blade), forensic (study of something or someone to find out what happened).



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