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U.K. Man in North Bali Held by Police After Attacking his Wife with a Hammer

(6/23/2013) An U.K. national is under arrest by police in the North Bali regency of Buleleng suspected of having brutally attacked his wife with a hammer, sending the woman to hospital.

Police say evidence, eyes witnesses and interviews with John Burns (58) indicate the man assaulted his wife Kadek Suryadi (30) with a hammer causing the Balinese woman head injuries and bruising on various parts of her body.

The incident was reported to police on June 16, 2013 when Suryadi was admitted to a hospital in Singaraja.

Speaking to The Bali Post, the police in Singaraja have asked for the assistance of the U.K. Embassy in Indonesia, pledging they will handle the case in a proportional way according to the laws of Indonesia.