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British man held over Costa Rica killing

British man held by Costa Rican police
Image caption It is thought the man and his alleged victim were tourist volunteers on an environmental programme

A British man has been arrested by police in Costa Rica in connection with the murder of a young Czech woman.

Costa Rican officials said the man, 20, was alleged to have stabbed 22-year-old Alexandra Drbohlavova to death at a campsite about 125 miles north-west of the capital, San Jose, on Wednesday.

The authorities said the man could be held for six months ahead of a trial.

The UK Foreign Office confirmed it was providing consular assistance after a UK national was arrested on Thursday.