Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

CRIME

DRIVER MURDERED BRIT DIPLOMAT: Alleged suspect who killed Brit diplomat is UBER driver

AN UBER Driver is the prime suspect in the British diplomat murder case that has sent shockwaves across the diplomatic world.

A Lebanese man, who has a criminal record – has confessed to the killing of Rebecca Dykes – who worked at the British Embassy in Beirut.

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.

The Lebanese security source said preliminary investigations into the murder of Dykes showed the motive was purely criminal, not political, and that the suspect had immediately confessed to the crime, which took place on Saturday.

Dykes’ body was found strangled by a main highway outside Beirut, a security source said on Sunday. She worked at the British embassy for the Department for International Development.

“The whole embassy is deeply shocked, saddened by this news,” British ambassador to Lebanon Hugo Shorter said on Sunday.

A spokesman for Uber said: “We are horrified by this senseless act of violence. Our hearts are with the victim and her family. We are working with authorities to assist their investigation in any way we can.”

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.

The Uber driver suspect had picked Dykes up in his taxicab in Beirut’s Gemmayzeh district on Friday evening before sexually assaulting her and killing her.

Police traced his car through surveillance cameras on the highway, it said.

The British Foreign office responded and said:

“We are devastated by the loss of our beloved Rebecca,” Dykes’ family said in a statement issued by Britain’s Foreign Office. “We are doing all we can to understand what happened.”

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.
Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

DON'T MISS

Brexit

A SHOCK new Brexit poll has revealed Brits are not happy with the current Brexit arrangements and would vote to rejoin the EU. In...

Prices Crisis

BORIS Johnson has warned he cannot “magic away” the prices crisis as inflation soars to highs not seen since the early 1990s. The Ukraine-induced...

Boris

BORIS Johnson has tasked ministers with cutting around 90,000 Civil Service jobs to free up cash for measures to ease the cost-of-living crisis with...

Exclusive

PRIME Minister Boris Johnson cleverly won a battle in the decades-long political feud with the fake smiley faces of ITV Breakfast this week. For...

Advertisement

LIKE US ON FACEBOOK

FOLLOW US ON TWITTER