British tourist found in Thailand after missing for a monthStock photo, Bangkok: Getty


A British traveller has been found after going missing in Thailand for more than a month.

Tom Armstrong, 22, had flown to Thailand to complete a divemaster course in Koh Tao, and was due to come home before Christmas, but didn't arrive.

According to the Daily Mail, he sent his family an email saying he had got into some trouble in Bangkok, and would be getting a flight home on 8 January.

But he did not board that flight, and was not heard from again. His mother, Helen Armstrong-Bland met up in the Thai capital with Tom's father, Kingsley Armstrong, to help Interpol and local authorities search for him.

His disappearance sparked an international hunt, and Mrs Armstrong-Bland, from Kelsale, Suffolk, is ecstatic he has been found.

She told the Metro: "We're in the very early stages and don't yet know exactly what went on – but he is safe and that's really good news. It's all that matters."

She added: "I'm not sure if he is aware of just how much coverage this has had in the media.

"I just want to thank everyone in the Saxmundham community, our close friends and family, and people from all over the world – complete strangers.

"We wouldn't have found him without them."

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