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.
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.”