'Murder probe' as Briton dies in Bali

Anne-Marie Drozdz Image copyright Facebook
Image caption Anne-Marie Drozdz is believed to be in her forties

The Foreign Office has confirmed the death of a British national on the Indonesian island of Bali.

Reports have named her as Anne-Marie Drozdz, who is thought to be in her forties and from Leicestershire.

Indonesian police suspect the woman was murdered, according to the AFP news agency.

The agency quoted police as saying she was found dead by the owner of a villa where she was staying in the tourist district of Ubud.

Police say the door to the property the woman was damaged and she had a black cloth over her face, said AFP.

A spokeswoman for the Foreign Office said: "We are aware of the death of a British national in Bali on 22 May.

"We are providing consular assistance to the family."

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Image caption Police said the door to the villa had been damaged

A police spokesman told AFP: "She was found by the owner of the villa lying dead on the floor with a black cloth over her face.

"The door was damaged and there were dried up pools of blood on the floor."

Police also told the agency the woman had been renting the villa since 17 May.

Ida Bagus Putu Alitin, the head of forensics at Sanglah Hospital in Denpasar on the island, told AFP that the woman's body showed bruises on the neck and around the mouth.

"But we will wait until permission from her family and police to carry out an autopsy," Alitin said.