BALI, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesian police arrested an Australian woman and a British man on Friday in connection with the killing of a police officer in the tourist resort of Bali.
Sarah Connor and David Taylor were arrested as they were seeking protection at the Australian Consulate in Denpasar, Bali’s capital, two days after the killing of the traffic police officer, 2nd Assoc. Lt. Wayan Sudarsa.
Bali Police Chief Maj. Gen. Sugeng Priyanto said statements from nine witnesses led to the arrests.
Sudarsa’s bloodied body was found early Wednesday on the beach outside the Pullman Hotel in Kuta, while Connor’s handbag was discovered nearby.
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Priyanto said he interrogated Connor and she stated that she had been at that location with Taylor but had been drunk and could not remember what happened. She also said her handbag was missing, Priyanto said.
The chief said Taylor refused to be questioned while waiting for a lawyer.
Chief of Ngurah Rai immigration office Yoseph Renung Widodo said both Connor, who entered Bali on Aug. 16, and Taylor, who arrived July 29, have been banned from leaving Bali on police request.