British woman shot dead at Turkish resort

British woman shot dead at Turkish resort

A shooting at the resort of Dalyan in Turkey has left a British woman dead and two members of her family injured.

They were shot while celebrating a birthday party at a villa in the resort on Turkey's south coast, according to local reports.

A 46-year-old local man is understood to have been arrested and is expected to appear in court later. Reports have suggested he had been involved in a row with the family before the shooting and had been reported to local police.

The dead woman was reported to have been from near Northallerton in North Yorkshire. She was named locally as Anne Bury, 56, the BBC reported.

The Foreign & Commonwealth Office said: "We are aware of the death of a British national in Turkey on Monday. We are providing consular help to the family and confirm the hospitalisation of two British nationals."

The Turkish Ministry of Culture and Tourism said in a statement: "The death of British citizen [Catherine] Anne Bury, and the wounding by shooting of her son Alexander Gerard Bury and mother Cecilia Bury, in Turkey's south-western town of Dalyan yesterday is currently being investigated by the relevant authorities.

"The chief suspect has been arrested and is currently under custody, while a full investigation is under way. Cecilia Bury has been discharged from hospital while Alexander Gerard Bury is in a stable condition there."


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