Thais furious over killing
Grim video footage showing angry Thais attacking a murder suspect is being aired on the BBC following the hammer death of a British yachtsman aboard a charter catamaran.
The victim’s widow Linda Robertson told police that a group of men boarded their boat and attacked her husband Malcolm with a hammer, before throwing his body overboard.
Three migrant workers from Mayanmar have been arrested following the attack off the coast of Muslim-dominated Satun, in the south of Thailand.
The Foreign Office confirmed that a couple, believed to be from Hastings, were attacked off Satun on Monday and one person was hurt and one missing.
Thai Police have arrested three Burmese men in connection with the incident.
A spokeswoman for the Foreign Office said: “We can confirm that a British couple were attacked whilst sailing of the coast of Satun, southern Thailand last night.
“Our consular team in Bangkok are in touch with the next of kin and are providing consular assistance to those involved.
“We are urgently pursuing this case with local police who are investigating the incident. We understand that the Thai police have now arrested 3 suspects.
“One British national has been reported missing and one British national is in hospital.”
Mr Robertson kept a boat in Sovereign Marina, Eastbourne, East Sussex over 10 years ago. But a spokesman said: ‘We have had no contact with him since.’