Thai police arrest three men over murder of Briton on yacht

Police investigating the murder of a British yachtsman who was attacked and thrown into the sea off Thailand’s southern coast after trying to stop the theft of a dinghy from his boat have arrested three Burmese fishermen. Malcolm Robertson and his wife, Linda, were aboard their yacht, the Mr Bean, near the island of Koh Dong about 45 miles west of Satun province when it was boarded on Monday. Thai police said the three Burmese migrant workers had confessed to killing the 64-year-old after he caught them climbing on to the moored yacht. A police spokesman said the men had cut his throat as he tried to shout for help and then thrown him overboard.