The Department for International Development has confirmed that a civil servant working at the department has been murdered in Beirut. The civil servant has been named as Rebecca Dykes who had worked at the department since 2010.
The department issued a statement saying:
“Our thoughts are with Becky’s family and friends at this very upsetting time. There is now a police investigation and the Foreign Office is providing consular support to Becky’s family and working with the local authorities”.
It is thought that an individual has been arrested by the police in Beirut but has yet to be named.