Briton found dead with throat slit in Bali

A British man has been found dead with his throat slit and wrapped in a plastic bag on Indonesian holiday island Bali.

Locals discovered the man's body in the island's Bangdun region.

A forensics doctor at Bali's Sanglah Hospital, Ida Bagus Putu Alit, confirmed reports the victim had several cuts to his throat, including one that severed a main artery.

Local police had thought the man was an Australian citizen but now say he was from the UK and was believed to have been living on Bali with his Indonesian wife.

Police say the victim's arms and legs were tied up when a farmer discovered the body inside a plastic bag.

It is understood the victim showed signs of bruising to his body. Police believe the man died early on Monday.

A spokesman at the Foreign Office told Sky News: "We were notified about the death of a British national on Bali on October 21. The Foreign Office stands ready to give consular assistance".

The spokesman added that Foreign Office officials were liaising with local police in Bali.

Although the victim is believed to have been identified by his wife, he has not yet been named.

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