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Connor to be re-examined over cop death

AAP logoAAP 20/09/2016 Lauren Farrow

Australian woman Sara Connor is set to face another round of interrogations by Bali police after prosecutors said they needed more information in order to take the matter to trial.

The 45-year-old mother has been held at Denpasar Police station since her arrest last month over the death of Bali police officer Wayan Sudarsa whose bloodied body was discovered on Kuta Beach in the early hours of August 17.

Ms Connor and her British boyfriend David Taylor have been named suspects in his alleged murder but on Tuesday, Ketut Maha Agung from Denpasar Attorney Office said police would need to re-examine them in order for the matter to proceed to trial.

"A lot needs to be fixed and completed by the investigators ...The investigator must re-examine both suspects and a few witnesses," Mr Agung told reporters.

While he would not go into details, he said about five pages of notes on how the dossier could be improved have been sent to police.

Police had another 14 days to complete the file before they have to seek an order allowing them to detain the pair for longer.

Usually in Indonesia a trial will follow within a month of the full case being handed over to prosecutors.

Police allege Mr Taylor became involved in a scuffle with Mr Sudarsa after Ms Connor lost her purse on Kuta beach and he accused the Bali police officer of knowing something about it.

Mr Taylor allegedly hit him with a beer bottle, a two-way radio and binoculars.

Ms Connor is accused of also hitting Mr Sudarsa with his two-way radio - an allegation she denies.

After the affray it is alleged the pair left his motionless body on the beach and over the following days burnt their bloodied clothes and destroyed some of the officer's personal items, including his badge and mobile phone.

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