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2 Syrians detained in Lebanon on suspicion of killing Briton

November 29, 2018

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon’s Internal Security Forces say they have detained two Syrian citizens who have confessed to this week’s killing of a well-known British radio presenter.

The ISF said in a statement Thursday that the two men entered 53-year-old Gavin Ford’s apartment on Monday to rob him before strangling him and hitting him with a sharp metal object.

It added that the assailants took Ford’s car and hid some of what they stole in their apartment north of Beirut.

ISF said police detained the first suspect, a 27-year-old man, on Wednesday and hours later detained the second suspect.

Police said Ford’s documents, cellular telephone and car keys were found in the suspects’ apartment.

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