07 Jan UK inquest into Koh Tao murders adjourned

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Myanmar migrant workers who are accused of the killing of two British tourists Wai Phyo (L) and Zaw Lin (R) sit behind bar of a prisoner vehicle as they arrive for trial at a court in Samui island, Surat Thani province, southern Thailand, 08 December 2014.  EPA/SITTHIPONG CHAREONJAI
The Myanmar accused Ko Wai Phyo (L) and Ko Zaw Lin Oo (R) sit behind the bars of a prison vehicle as they arrive for trial at Samui Court, Surat Thani province, Thailand, December 8, 2014.  Photo: Sitthipong Charoenjai/EPA

A UK court’s inquest into the death of British tourist Ms Hannah Witheridge on Thailand’s Koh Tao in September 2014 has been adjourned awaiting Thai police papers, according to local UK media reports.

The Norfolk coroner - accepting the case because the late Ms Witheridge was from Hemsby in Norfolk in the UK - opened the hearing on January 6 looking into the death of the tourist on the Thai resort island.

Ms Witheridge and fellow British tourist Mr David Miller were murdered on the resort island on September 15. Two Myanmar migrants workers are charged with their murder.

The coroner adjourned the case until October 15. The court is waiting for the Thai police report on the case.

Myanmar nationals Ko Zaw Lin Oo and Ko Wai Phyo (formerly known as Ko Win Zaw Htun), both 21, are charged with the murder of the two Britons. They have pleaded not guilty. Their case is ongoing, set to resume in July.

Last modified on Wednesday, 07 January 2015 14:17