British woman found dead in ‘murder-suicide’

The body of a British woman in her 20s has been discovered in a flat in Sydney.

She was found dead alongside a man in his 30s in the apartment in the Newtown area of the city, in what police believe was a murder-suicide.

Emergency services were alerted at about 5.30pm on Friday after concerns were raised about their welfare.

“Police attended and discovered the bodies of a woman, aged in her 20s, and a man, aged in his 30s,” New South Wales Police said.

Local officers and detectives from the state’s homicide squad are investigating the deaths.

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The victims have not been named. It is understood the man is not from the UK.

A Foreign Office spokesman said: “We are providing consular assistance to the family of a British national who has died in New South Wales, Australia, and our staff are in contact with the New South Wales police.”