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French Jogger Murder: British Man Is Arrested
A British man has been arrested in France over the murder of a mother who was killed while out jogging.
The woman's body was discovered on a track in Nimes last week.
The man, who has not yet been named, is being questioned by police.
According to reports, he is 32 and originally from Chatham in Kent.
He is understood to have been living in the region, in southwest France, with his mother.
The dead woman - understood to be a 33-year-old mother-of-three - was reportedly found lying near a cemetery, a few hundred metres from the local police academy, last Thursday afternoon.
Traces of blood were found on two stones, and a blade was discovered close to her body, according to regional newspaper La Depeche.
She appeared to have been badly beaten, with blows to the face and neck.
A post-mortem examination revealed she also suffered knife wounds in the attack.
Nimes prosecutor Laure Beccuau told the paper: "A knife was seized, among other things."
A local police spokesman said: "A British man has been arrested. The matter is now being handled by police in Montpellier."
The dead woman was reported missing by her partner after he was contacted by the children's school when she failed to pick them up at the end of the day, La Depeche reported.
The housewife, of Tunisian origin, was said to go jogging regularly in the quiet Courbessac area where she lived.
She would go out for around 20 minutes before collecting her children.
Police mounted a search following her disappearance on Thursday and her body was found shortly after 10pm.