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Suspects share kiss after Bali reenactment

AAP logoAAP 30/08/2016 By Lauren Farrow, AAP Southeast Asia Correspondent

Australian woman Sara Connor and her British boyfriend David Taylor parted with a kiss after several gruelling hours of re-enacting "scenes" of the alleged murder of a Bali police officer.

Dressed in an orange prison jumpsuit stating "Denpasar police detainee", Mr Taylor found himself in the early hours of Wednesday morning kneeling at the same spot where he is alleged to have murdered Wayan Sudarsa two weeks ago.

But this time Mr Sudarsa was being "played" by a police officer and the whole "scene" was being watched by more than 100 cops and media.

Ms Connor, meanwhile, was told to re-enact "scenes" she says never happened.

The reenactment was the first time Mr Taylor and Ms Connor have seen each other since their arrest almost two weeks ago.

When they came out of two separate armoured vehicles and met, Mr Taylor kissed Ms Connor on the top of the head before she leant into his shoulder to begin the first "scene".

Illuminated in the darkness by spotlights, and as photographers and cameramen shouted from the sidelines, a cop yelled "scene" through a megaphone.

What followed was an eerie vision of the pair silently replaying the actions of that night - white name placards around their necks.

Paper arrows on sticks indicated scenes.

The events began with Mr Taylor approaching the cop imitating Mr Sudarsa to confront him over Ms Connor's lost purse.

As the sun rose, the confrontation escalated.

"Scene ... David fell and became involved in a fight with the victim," a police officer directed as Mr Taylor lay on his back with the man playing Mr Sudarsa staring over him.

As though being brought in from behind the curtains at a play, Ms Connor entered the "scene".

Mr Sudarsa's stand-in mimed biting her thigh - a recreation of the moment she says she tried to separate the pair and "protect" the cop.

The "scenes" slowly built up to the moment Mr Taylor mimed hitting Mr Sudarsa in the back of his head with a broken beer bottle, while Ms Connor crouched in the sand nearby.

This blow, Denpasar Police Chief Hadi Purnomo said was the "most deadly one".

Sixty-eight "scenes" were played out throughout Wednesday with the pair taken to Ulawatu in nearby Jimbaran after Kuta Beach.

Here they re-enacted dumping a number of Mr Sudarsa's possessions, including his mobile phone.

During this reenactment police said they finally found Mr Sudarsa's mobile phone lying broken about five metres away.

The final "scenes" took place at Denpasar Police Station.

As this unfolded Ms Connor and Mr Taylor shared a quiet moment where he put his arms around her and she stroked his forearm.

They kissed before being separated again and taken back to their cells.

Police say a number of discrepancies still exist between their dossier and the reenactment.

Police, for example, allege Ms Connor hit Mr Sudarsa with his walkie talkie during the fight - an accusation she denies.

The pair have been named suspects over Mr Sudarsa's death, and could face charges of murder that is not premeditated and assault in company causing death.

Police will hand over the case to prosecutors at a later date.

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