Pre-inquest review into death of Hannah Witheridge

Hannah Witheridge, who was found dead on a Thai beach last year.

Hannah Witheridge, who was found dead on a Thai beach last year. - Credit: PA

The pre-inquest review into the death of Hemsby's Hannah Witheridge will be adjourned until October.

Norfolk's coroner Jacqueline Lake today outlined the trial dates of two Burmese men charged with the murder 23-year-old Miss Witheridge, a University of East Anglia graduate, and fellow tourist David Miller, from Jersey.

The pair were found dead on Koh Tao, off the east coast of Thailand on September 15.

The trial of two Burmese men charged with the murder was adjourned until July last month.

Zaw Lin and Win Zaw Htun, both 21, are accused of killing the pair.


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Both men were arrested three months ago and initially confessed, but later retracted the confession, saying they had been tortured.

They are also accused of rape and robbery.

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At Norwich Coroner's Court, Mrs Lake said the murder trial is set to resume on July 8 this year.

'We are presently awaiting a full report from the Thai police', she told the court.

She said the report has been prepared through the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and witnesses for the defence are due to appear at the trial in September.

She adjourned the pre-inquest review until October 15, 2015.

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