Dec 18, 2017

Uber driver arrested after Briton murdered in Lebanon

Police in Lebanon have arrested an Uber driver in connection with the murder of a British woman in Beirut. The arrested man was 35 and has served several prison sentences, a senior Lebanese security source told the BBC. Ms Dykes had been sexually assaulted and strangled, and the man is expected to be charged with rape and murder later this week, police sources said. Ms Dykes, who is believed to have been 30, had been working in Beirut as the programme and policy manager for the Department for International Development since January 2017. The Gemmayzeh district of Beirut where Rebecca Dykes was last seen alive is well-known for having some of the city's best and most expensive bars and restaurants. Prior to her posting in Beirut, Ms Dykes worked with the Foreign Office as a policy manager for its Libya team and as an Iraq research analyst.

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