Man arrested over death of diplomat

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The Independent US

A 23-year-old man has been arrested in Jamaica in connection with the murder of British honorary consul John Terry, police said.

Detectives will interview the man and identification parades will also be carried out this week, according to the Jamaica Constabulary Force.

Spokesman Karl Angell said: "The investigation is progressing well and detectives from St James are being assisted by officers from St Catherine, St Andrew North and the Major Investigation Taskforce as the hunt for those responsible continues.

"The police are making arrangements to interview the suspect in the presence of an attorney and will conduct identification parades in the next few days."

New Zealand-born Mr Terry, 65, was found beaten and strangled to death at his home last month September.

The father-of-two, who served as the honorary consul in popular tourist attraction Montego Bay, was separated from his wife.

Honorary consuls are volunteers who help British nationals and others for whom the UK Government has consular responsibility abroad.

They receive no salary from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office but some are paid a small honorarium of around £2,000.

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