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Police presence stepped up on Koh SiChang

Police presence stepped up on Koh SiChang after the rape and murder of German tourist.

Police presence has been stepped up on the Thai island of Koh Sichang after a German tourist was raped and murdered.

But Thai officials say the island remains safe for tourists as a suspect has been arrested and charged.

The victim was named as Miriam Beelte, 27, who was visiting the island on a trip from Pattaya.

The woman’s body was discovered by another tourist on an isolated hill which was partly hidden underneath bracken.

A local man has reportedly admitted the offence and has been charged with rape, murder and concealing a corpse.

Koh Sichang is a relatively quiet island which receives far fewer foreign tourists than many Thai islands but is a popular weekend getaway for Thais.

 

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