British man accused of murdering officer in Bali arrives at notorious jail

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Pictures show David Taylor, 34, without his long dreadlocks and beard seen in his arrest photos as he was taken to Kerobokan Prison.

Taylor and his Australian girlfriend, Sara Connor, are charged with three separate charges of murder, torture and assault leading to the death of policeman Wayan Sudarsa.

Mr Sudarsa was found dead on Kuta Beach in early hours of August 17. 

Mother-of-two Connor, 45, looked tense in a grey t-shirt and long pants in traditional batik print as she was loaded into a police car.

Taylor, from Stoke Newington, North London, wore a pair of shades as he was escorted into the vehicle behind her.

The DJ, who goes by the name “Dj Nutzo”, told police he struck Sudarsa with a pair of binoculars during a late-night altercation at the tourist hotspot on Bali island.

The Briton said he believed the policeman had attacked Connor, his girlfriend from New South Wales, and tried to steal her bag.

Police say he flew into a rage and hit the policeman repeatedly over the head with a beer bottle.

His defence lawyer claims the officer pushed him first.

The pair fled the scene, but were later tracked down after witnesses reported the incident to police.

Police have finalised their case meaning the couple’s trial can now proceed. 

They face a maximum sentence of 15 years behind bars if found guilty of murder. 

The pair, who had been staying at Denpasar Police Station since their arrest, were taken to the district’s prosecutors’ office today.

They were then moved to the notorious Kerobokan prison where they will await trial.

The conditions inside the jail are said to be overcrowded, squalid, and incredibly dangerous.

Denpasar Police Chief Hadi Purnomo said they had been a “little late” in handing the pair over to prosecutors as DNA tests had taken longer than expected.

He said: “We had to send the DNA sample to Jakarta to make sure.”

Taylor’s lawyer, Robert Khuana, said on Friday they could face court as early as next month.