Thailand 'sickle' attack: British expat killed named as 49-year-old Marcus Evans

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A British man who died in Thailand following an alleged assault has been named as Marcus Evans.

The 49-year-old, from Berrow, Burnham-on-Sea in Somerset, was killed in the early hours of Saturday morning in the Kanchanaburi Province in the west of the country.

Thai Police were called to a house - thought to belong to the victim's girlfriend - and found Mr Evans lying face down, with knife wounds to his neck.

A second British man, 55, was taken to hospital with serious injuries and had an operation on his skull and collarbone.

Thai Police said a sickle knife was recovered at the scene and a 22-year-old man has been arrested.

Authorities had previously said the alleged attacker was a local resident and had been found hiding in the nearby property of a relative, local media reported.

A spokesperson for the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office said: "We are in contact with the Royal Thai Police following the death of one British man and the hospitalisation of another in Thailand and are ready to provide consular support."

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