PHUKET: Police in the tourist area of Ao Nang, across Phang Nga Bay from Phuket, have beefed up patrols and launched a tourist-friendly campaign to heighten security ahead of the huge influx of visitors expected during the tourism high season.

The move to boost safety comes as the public prosecutor prepares to bring to trial three musicians for the stabbing murder of American tourist Bobby Ray Carter Jr and the assault of his 27-year-old son at the Little Longhorn Saloon bar in July (story

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