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FCO deeply saddened by murder in Libya

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Spokesperson: We call upon the Libyan Government to carry out a thorough investigation into this appalling crime

A Foreign and Commonwealth Office spokesperson said:

We are deeply saddened by the murder of a British national and New Zealander in Libya. Police have informed their families and consular officials are providing full consular support in Libya and the UK. Our thoughts are with them at this difficult time.

Our Chargé d’Affaires has raised the shooting with the Libyan authorities and we are liaising closely with them on follow-up. We call upon the Libyan Government to carry out a thorough investigation in to this tragic incident and to continue to do all it can to bring to justice the perpetrators of this appalling crime, as it strives to build strong rule of law in Libya.

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