`Beehive' man drowns in Australia

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A British man wanted for questioning over the "beehive" killing of a woman in Devon drowned in an apparent suicide in Australia while the UK authorities were considering extradition proceedings.

The body of a man said by Australian police to be Clifford Harris, a 62-year-old retired teacher and bee enthusiast, was recovered yesterday from the Swan river in Perth. His wife, Margaret, was being questioned. Mr Harris, from Ebberley, Devon, and his wife were wanted for questioning by police about the murder of art teacher Janice Crompton, 58, who was found dead last Saturday with a hive of bees on top of her.