UK diplomat who worked at embassy in Beirut found murdered
A UK diplomat who worked at the British embassy in Lebanon has been found murdered at the side of a motorway. The body of Rebecca Dykes was found at the side of a motorway east of the country's capital, Beirut, on Saturday, a British embassy spokesperson confirmed. It is thought she may have been sexually assaulted before being strangled, authorities said. She was planning to fly home to the UK for Christmas on Saturday. A family spokesman said: "We are devastated by the loss of our beloved Rebecca.