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Two Burmese men are reported to have confessed to killing two British tourists on Koh Tao island in Thailand.
Police told the BBC they believe they have identified the two men who killed Hannah Witheridge and David Miller.
Thailand’s police commissioner said DNA samples taken from Ms Witheridge’s body matched those of two Burmese men who are in police custody.
The bodies of Ms Witheridge, 23, and Mr Miller, 24, were found on the beach on September 15 with severe head injuries.
The two men are expected to be presented at a news conference on the popular tourist destination of Koh Tao today (Friday).
A reward of about £13,000 has been offered for information leading to arrests.
More than 100 officers are involved in the investigation and have been collecting evidence and taking DNA samples from those working on Koh Tao.
A post-mortem examination found that Mr Miller, from Jersey, was killed by severe blows to the head and drowning.
An inquest which opened in Norwich earlier this week heard that Ms Witheridge, from Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, died on the beach from “severe head injuries”.
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