Saturday 22 July 2017

British DJ jailed over Bali policeman's death - girlfriend due to be sentenced

British national David Taylor is escorted into a courtroom for the verdict in his trial over the death of a police officer at the Denpasar District Court in Bali, Indonesia March 13, 2017. REUTERS/Agung Parameswara
British national David Taylor is escorted into a courtroom for the verdict in his trial over the death of a police officer at the Denpasar District Court in Bali, Indonesia March 13, 2017. REUTERS/Agung Parameswara
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A British man charged with attacking an Indonesian traffic police officer and causing his death in Bali has been sentenced to six years in prison.

David Taylor, a dreadlocked DJ who adopted a more sober appearance for the trial, said he accepted the judge's decision.

His Australian girlfriend, Sarah Connor, will also be sentenced on Monday.

Prosecutors sought eight-year prison terms for Connor and Taylor, who were arrested last August over the death of Wayan Sudarsa, whose bloodied body was found on the beach outside the Pullman Hotel in the popular tourist area of Kuta.

Australian national Sara Connor sits in a court room during her verdict trial in Bali, Indonesia (AP Photo/Firdia Lisnawati)
Australian national Sara Connor sits in a court room during her verdict trial in Bali, Indonesia (AP Photo/Firdia Lisnawati)

They were charged with committing violence leading to death, which carries a maximum 12-year prison term under Indonesia's criminal code.

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