A young British woman has been found dead on the same paradise island in Thailand where two backpackers were killed only months ago.

Christina Annesley, 23, had posted photos of her time in Koh Tao two days before she died.

The island was where fellow British holidaymakers David Miller Hannah Witheridge were battered to death last September.

Annesley, from Orpington in south London, had been on a four-month trip to Thailand. The circumstances of her death have not been released.

Tributes to the youngster were paid online and also from political circles, where she was known as a libertarian campaigner.

"She was one of those people that lit up every party, every lunch, every event you visited; one of those faces you were delighted to see there," Conservative campaigner Chris Wales said.

"Talking with her was always fun, interesting and often hilarious. I haven't laughed as hard as some of the times at things she said or did."

A Foreign and Commonwealth Office spokesperson said: "We can confirm the death of a British national in Thailand on 21 January 2014.

"We are providing consular assistance to the family at this difficult time."