New autopsy on aid worker

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A SECOND post-mortem examination has been carried out on Anna Lightfoot, the British voluntary worker found dead with stab wounds in Belize.

Ms Lightfoot, 27, from Saddleworth, near Oldham, Greater Manchester, was found four days after going missing during a shopping expedition in the former colony, where she was on an expedition with Raleigh International. Her body was 500 yards from the track that she should have been travelling on between a banana plantation and dense jungle. An initial examination showed she had suffered stab wounds. "We are not expecting to receive any details of the [second] post-mortem or forensic tests until Tuesday or Wednesday," said a Foreign Office spokeswoman.

Meanwhile Raleigh International has arranged for a counsellor to fly out to the Central American country to speak to the 93 young volunteers and 35 members of staff remaining.

Ms Lightfoot had been involved in a scheme to build classrooms in the San Pablo region. A Raleigh International spokesman said that although the volunteers would be remaining in the country the expedition would not be returning to the San Pablo area.