What the Foreign Press is Saying about the Tourist Killed by Gang Gunfire

UK travel warning: Western tourists have been victims of vicious unprovoked attacks by gangs in Koh Phangan

Thailand Killing: Brit Shot Dancing On Beach – Sky news, January 2, 2013
Stephen Ashton was hit by a stray bullet during a fight between two gangs at a New Year’s Eve party on Koh Phangan…

British tourist Stephen Ashton shot dead in Thailand – BBC, January 1, 2013
A British tourist has been killed in Thailand on New Year’s Eve.
Stephen Ashton was reportedly caught by a stray bullet during a fight between two groups at a bar on Koh Phangan…

British new-year reveller shot dead at Thailand beach party – The Independent, January 1, 2013
Stephen Ashton, 22, caught in the crossfire between rival gangs of youths on party island…

Brit shot at NYE party in Thailand – The Sun, January 1, 2013
… Witnesses described how two groups of Thai youths got into a fist-fight at around 4am.
One group is said to have ran from the bar before a man turned around and fired his gun back inside…

British tourist shot dead in Thailand – Channel 4, January 1, 2013
A 22-year old British man has been shot dead at a new year’s eve party on the Thai island of Koh Phangan – it is thought Stephen Ashton was caught in the crossfire between two rival gangs…

Briton killed by stray bullet in gang crossfire as he danced at Thailand New Year’s Eve party – Mirror, January 1, 2013
A British tourist has died after being hit by a stray bullet while dancing at a “full-moon” party in Thailand.
Stephen Ashton, 22, had been seeing in the New Year with a group of friends at a pub on the island of Koh Phangan when a fight broke out between two rival local groups…

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