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Qatar arrests suspects over death of UK teacher

Ministry of Interior announces arrests after body of Lauren Patterson is found in Doha

Qatar arrests suspects over death of UK teacher

Qatar officials said on Wednesday that suspects had been arrested over the death of a British teacher working in Doha.

In a statement, the Gulf state's Ministry of Interior said police had made arrests and the case had been referred to Public Prosecution.

It did not say how many people were detained or list their nationalities.

The arrests announcement comes after 24-year-old British teacher, Lauren Patterson, was found dead.

She went missing on Saturday after a night out, according to press reports and her body was found shortly afterwards.

Patterson, who taught at a primary school in Doha, was last seen leaving the night club of a luxury hotel with two men, UK newspapers reported.

Patterson’s boyfriend reportedly raised the alarm, launching a campaign over social media to locate her before the body was found.

Special K 6 years ago

Very sad, nothing can make up for the pain the family must be suffering but I hope they apply Shari'ah law to the defendants.

leo50 6 years ago

may she rest in peace