Lebanon murder suspect is Uber driver, security source says

A view of the hospital where British embassy worker Rebecca Dykes' body is believed to have been transferred in Roumieh Village, near Beirut, Lebanon December 18, 2017.
Mohamed Azakir | Reuters
A view of the hospital where British embassy worker Rebecca Dykes' body is believed to have been transferred in Roumieh Village, near Beirut, Lebanon December 18, 2017.

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The Lebanese man detained on suspicion of murdering a British embassy worker in Lebanon is a driver for Uber and has previous criminal violations, a senior Lebanese security source said on Monday.

An Uber spokesman said in an email: "We are horrified by this senseless act of violence. Our hearts are with the victim and her family. We are working with authorities to assist their investigation in any way they can".