Briton found dead in Dominican Republic

The Foreign Office said today it was investigating reports that a British strip club owner was murdered on holiday in the Dominican Republic.

Denise D'Courtenay's decomposing body was discovered in bushes near a town on the Caribbean country's north coast on Monday, according to the Latin American Herald Tribune.

The 60-year-old former model and owner of The Queen Anne pub in Vauxhall, south London, had been missing for a week, the paper reported.

A Foreign Office spokeswoman said: "We are investigating reports of a British national missing in the Dominican Republic.

"We are providing consular assistance to the family in the UK."

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