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British woman stabbed to death in Philippines

A police investigation was under way today after a British woman was stabbed to death in the Philippines, sources said.

The body of Jennifer Isherwood, 63, was discovered yesterday morning at her home in Las Pinas City.

According to reports, she was found lying on the floor inside her house by her husband Kevin and house-help Jennifer Casamayor.

A Foreign and Commonwealth Office spokesman said: "We can confirm the death of a British national in the Philippines. Next of kin have been informed and we are providing consular assistance."

Las Pinas City lies just to the south of capital Manila.