Man admits raping Scottish woman in Thailand

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A man has confessed to raping a Scottish woman who reported being attacked by a group of men in Thailand.

Thai police said the local man had told them he assaulted the woman who was lying semi-conscious outside her room after drinking heavily.

The woman has told a court she cannot identify the man who attacked her early on Saturday morning.

The Foreign Office said it was providing consular assistance to the woman, who wants to return to the UK.

Officers in Nakhon Si Thammarat, in the south of the country, said the woman had been drinking and causing a disturbance and was escorted out of a bar to the room she was renting close by.

She was asked to appear in court to identify the man who admitted assaulting her but she said she could remember very little of what happened.

However, it is likely the man will be charged on the basis of his confession.

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