SKUNK ANANSIE star SKIN has been questioned by Thai police over the murder of British backpacker Katherine Horton on New Year's Day (01JAN06).

The singer, real name Deborah Dyer, was staying in a rented villa close to the beach on the island of Koh Samui where the tourist was brutally raped and killed.

She told detectives that she and a female pal heard screams and gave an official statement.

But Dyer, 36, refuses to discuss the case any further, telling journalists, "I'm prepared to tell the police what I saw, no one else."