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Suspect 'confesses' to killing Brit

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SURAT THANI - The man suspected of killing Stephen Ashton allegedly confessed on Wednesday that he unintentionally shot the British tourist early in the morning of New Year's day, police said. 

Ekkapan Kaewkla, centre, who is suspected of killing British tourist Stephen Ashton, is escorted by police on Wednesday following his arrest on Koh Phangan in Surat Thani province. (EPA Photo)

Royal Thai Police adviser Pol Gen Rachot Yensuang, who interrogated Ekkapan Kaewkla on Wednesday, said the 26-year-old suspect had admitted to all charges against him and apologised for causing the death of Ashton and damage to tourism on Koh Phangan.

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