Family mourn ‘beautiful’ British backpacker killed in Sydney

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The family of a British woman killed in a suspected murder-suicide have said they are “deeply shocked and saddened” by her death.

Amelia Blake, 22, was found dead in the Newtown suburb of Sydney last Friday.

New South Wales Police Force said the body of a man in his 30s, named in reports as Nepalese chef Brazil Gurung, was also discovered in the flat, which is above a Persian restaurant in a road lined with bars and shops.

According to Australian media, the couple had lived in the flat in King Street for several months and police believe Gurung murdered Ms Blake before killing himself.

In a statement issued through the Foreign Office, her parents Chris and Sharon said: “We are deeply shocked and saddened by the sudden passing of our much loved daughter and sister Amelia, who will be truly missed by all who knew her.

“We would like to thank everyone for the love and support shown to our family.

“As we try to come to terms with losing our beautiful girl, we would very much appreciate privacy at this extremely difficult time.”

Source: bt