British pensioner found beheaded in Kenya apartment

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A British man was found beheaded in his apartment in Kenya on Friday.

According to a report in The Sun, the man has been named as Peter Ironside, who was in his 70s.

His body was discovered in a bathroom with multiple machete wounds after worried neighbours said they had not seen him recently. Police believe he died on 30 November.

Mr Ironside moved to Bamburi, near Mombasa, several years ago to live with his girlfriend, who is in her early 30s.

She has been arrested on suspicion of murder.

One neighbour told The Sun: "He was killed in a very dehumanising manner."

The Foreign Office said: "We are providing consular assistance to the family at this difficult time."

Bamburi is located in the Kisauni division of the coastal district of Mombasa, and is an area of tourism, boasting many beach-front hotels.

The news comes just days after a grenade was thrown at British tourists in Mombasa.

According to the BBC, the two British tourists were in a car travelling from the Indian Ocean coastal resort of Diana to a wildlife safari at Kenya's Maasai Mara national park.

The head of Kenya's anti-terror police unit said the grenade failed to explode, and that officers were in pursuit of the attacker.

The grenade was safely detonated by experts following the incident.

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