Gu Kailai jailed
The wife of former Chinese Communist Party chief Bo Xilai has been jailed for the murder of British businessman Neil Heywood.
Gu Kailai was given a suspended death sentence after not contesting the charge that she poisoned Mr Heywood in late 2011.
"This case has been like a huge stone weighing on me for more than half a year. What a nightmare," she reportedly said.
The Foreign Office has welcomed the verdict, and expressed its condolences to the family of Mr Heywood.
“We welcome the fact that the Chinese authorities have investigated the death of Neil Heywood, and tried those they identified as responsible," an embassy spokesperson said.
“Our thoughts are with Mr Heywood’s family during this distressing time. Consular officials have attended the trial to fulfil our consular responsibilities to the family and our focus remains on offering them all the support we can.”