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Beirut - Two men suspected of slaying a British radio presenter, who was found dead in his home in Lebanon earlier this week, have been arrested, Lebanese judicial and police sources said Thursday.

The suspects are two Syrian nationals who apparently intended to commit robbery, a judicial source told dpa on condition of anonymity.

Gavin Ford, 53, was found dead in his home in the village of Beit Mery, which overlooks the capital Beirut, on Tuesday.

A police source, who requested anonymity, confirmed the arrest and said the pair had confessed to the murder. 

There was no immediate official comment.

Ford, who was well known in Lebanon, used to present a popular morning programme on Lebanon's Radio One FM station, where he had been working since 1996.  

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