A British embassy worker was brutally raped and murdered by an Uber driver after a ‘girls night out’ in Beirut, an inquest has heard.
Rebecca Dykes was strangled to death by taxi driver Tariq Houshieh as he attacked her after she tried to return home in the capital of Lebanon in December 2017.
The 30 year old’s body was later found dumped at a roadside – with investigations revealing she had been strangled with the cord of Houshieh’s hoodie.
He would be sentenced to death in 2019 for what the judge in the case described as a ‘premediated and deliberate act’.
Now an inquest into her death, which was opened in London this week, has heard that the murderer is trying to get his sentence commuted.
Rebecca Dykes was brutally raped and murdered by an Uber driver in Beirut, Lebanon, in…
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