©Nicholas Razzell 18.08.15 M) 07976 449 585ref: nxr Pic shows: Security camera CCTV released today by the Thai Authorities showing a male suspect wearing a yellow shirt near the Erawan Shrine in Bangkok who was seen with a plastic bag and backpack, only to appear later without Tthe backpack. - see story. Pic by: Nick Razzell

Police investigations into the Bangkok bomb blast has led to the discovery of CCTV footage of a suspect reportedly spotted placing a bag at the scene moments before the explosion.

According to reports, Images from the video footage show the man carrying a rucksack near the Erawan Shrine in popular Ratchaprasong district of the capital then leaving the area without it around 15 minutes before the blast.

©Nicholas Razzell 18.08.15 M) 07976 449 585ref: nxr Pic shows: Security camera CCTV released today by the Thai Authorities showing a male suspect near the Erawan Shrine in Bangkok who was seen with a plastic bag and backpack, only to appear later without THE BACKPACK. - see story. Pic by: Nick Razzell

Thai junta chief Prayut Chan-O-Cha said the suspect, who was wearing a yellow T-shirt and thick-rimmed glasses, was believed to be from an ‘anti-government group based in Thailand’s north-east’, heartland of the kingdom’s anti-coup Red Shirt movement. He described the bombing as the ‘worst ever attack’ on his country. ‘Today there is a suspect who appeared on CCTV but it’s not clear… we are looking for this guy,’ he said.

So far, reports say that the death toll stands at 22 and 123 people injured but local reports suggest the numbers could rise.

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