A week after yacht was hijacked off coast of Thailand

The body of 64-year-old Malcolm Robertson has been found by the authorities in Thailand a week after he went missing during a robbery on board his yacht.

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Thai fishermen found a body 10 miles north of Lipeh Island in Satun, southern Thailand.

The three Burmese fishermen arrested last week have now been charged with murder, having admitted boarding the yacht and robbing Mr Robertson and his wife Linda.

The Foreign and Commonwealth office is providing consular support to Mr Robertson’s wife who survived the attack with minor injuries and family members who have flown in from the UK.