Brother-in-law arrested over British expat’s alleged murder in Thailand

The brother-in-law of a British expatriate has been arrested over the couple’s alleged murder in Thailand.

Police commander for Phrae province said the bodies of 64-year-old retired petroleum engineer Alan Hogg, understood to be from Edinburgh, and his 61-year-old wife Nhot Suddaen were discovered on their property.

He said the killers were arrested after they stole the couple’s pick-up truck and then confessed to being hired by her brother to kill them.

Thai officers stand by the area where the bodies of a murdered Briton and his Thai wife were found
The bodies were discovered on the property of their home (Daily News via AP)

Police then arrested him, who they said admitted making the order over a family dispute.

The couple, who had been together for 30 years, were said to have been dead for about a week.

A Foreign and Commonwealth Office spokesman said: “Our staff are providing support to the family of a British couple who have died in Thailand and we are in contact with the local authorities.”

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