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Mongolia police arrest man over killing of British tourist

Published 14/09/2016 | 09:01

A 31-year-old man has been arrested
A 31-year-old man has been arrested

Mongolian police have arrested a man suspected of killing a British tourist in a rare case of violent crime in the landlocked Asian nation.

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The 31-year-old man, identified only by his first initial, T, was found in possession of the equivalent of about £300 in local currency and a passport believed to have been taken from Steve Nash, 53, who had travelled to Mongolia as part of his paraglider adventures across the globe.

Police spokesman Baatarkhuu Buyant said that Mr Nash, from Cheshire, had been stabbed in the chest and died of blood loss. His body was found on September 1 in Arkhangai province in central Mongolia.

Mr Buyant said the suspect had previously been given a suspended sentence in 2016 for stealing.

While still relatively low, crime in Mongolia has risen as the country falls deeper into an economic slowdown.

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