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British tourist found dead near French hotel

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British tourist found dead near French hotel
A British tourist was found dead outside a French hotel. Photo: AFP
10:14 CET+01:00
French police were investigating the death of a British tourist in France, whom they suspect may have been murdered, according to media reports. The man was found in a pool of blood with a large head wound.

A British tourist in his 50s was found dead on Sunday outside a hotel in east central France and now investigators think he may have been murdered.

The victim, whose name was not released, was discovered around 9am in the courtyard of a warehouse next his hotel in Dole with large wound on his head, Europe 1 radio reported.

It wasn’t immediately clear what caused the injury.

The victim was to spend the night in the hotel with his wife and a friend, but had gone out for unspecified reasons on Saturday evening and never returned. When he had not come back by the next morning his wife called police.

Police said the man was in Dole, which is a short distance from the Swiss and Italian borders, while returning to the United Kingdom after a stay in Italy.

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