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Man held after Briton is shot dead

A man suspected of killing a British woman and leaving her son and mother injured in a shooting in Turkey is in custody as police investigate what happened.

The Turkish ministry of culture and tourism confirmed the death of Anne Bury, 56, who lived in the North Yorkshire village of Swainby, and said her son, Alex, remained in hospital.

Ms Bury's mother, Cecilia Bury, who is in her 80s, has been discharged after treatment.

The Britons were allegedly shot by the gardener at their holiday villa in the resort of Dalyan while celebrating Anne Bury's 56th birthday.

Turkish TV footage showed detectives searching the property, where balloons and other evidence of a celebration were still visible.

According to reports, the gardener had argued with the family, who reported him to Turkish police. He was detained, but on his release headed back to the villa and opened fire.

He is said to have given himself up after the shooting and is due in court.

News of the shooting shocked neighbours in Ms Bury's village, who said the family were lovely people who never got in trouble.

The Foreign Office said: "We are aware of the death of a British national in Turkey on September 9.

"We are providing consular assistance to the family at this difficult time. We can confirm the hospitalisation of two British nationals in Turkey on September 9."


From Belfast Telegraph