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Indonesia court sentences Brit to 6 years jail for cop death

  • Australian national Sara Connor, right, reacts during her verdict trial in Bali, Indonesia, Monday, March 13, 2017. Indonesian judges sentences Connor for four years and British man David Taylor for six years in prison for the murder of an Indonesian police officer in August, 2016. (AP Photo/Firdia Lisnawati)

    Australian national Sara Connor, right, reacts during her verdict trial in Bali, Indonesia, Monday, March 13, 2017. Indonesian judges sentences Connor for four years and British man David Taylor for six years in prison for the murder of an Indonesian police officer in August, 2016. (AP Photo/Firdia Lisnawati)  (The Associated Press)

  • British national David Taylor, right, talks to his interpreter during his verdict trial in Bali, Indonesia, Monday, March 13, 2017. Indonesian judges sentenced Taylor for six years and his Australian girlfriend Sara Connor for four years in prison for the murder of an Indonesian police officer in August, 2016. (AP Photo/Firdia Lisnawati)

    British national David Taylor, right, talks to his interpreter during his verdict trial in Bali, Indonesia, Monday, March 13, 2017. Indonesian judges sentenced Taylor for six years and his Australian girlfriend Sara Connor for four years in prison for the murder of an Indonesian police officer in August, 2016. (AP Photo/Firdia Lisnawati)  (The Associated Press)

  • British national David Taylor sits in a court room during his verdict trial in Bali, Indonesia, Monday, March 13, 2017. Indonesian judges sentenced Taylor for six years and his Australian girlfriend Sara Connor for four years in prison for the murder of an Indonesian police officer in August, 2016. (AP Photo/Firdia Lisnawati)

    British national David Taylor sits in a court room during his verdict trial in Bali, Indonesia, Monday, March 13, 2017. Indonesian judges sentenced Taylor for six years and his Australian girlfriend Sara Connor for four years in prison for the murder of an Indonesian police officer in August, 2016. (AP Photo/Firdia Lisnawati)  (The Associated Press)

A court on the Indonesian tourist island of Bali has sentenced a British man charged with attacking a traffic police officer and causing his death to six years in prison.

David Taylor, a dreadlocked DJ who adopted a more sober appearance for the trial, said he accepted the judge's decision. His Australian girlfriend, Sarah Connor, will also be sentenced on Monday.

Prosecutors sought eight-year prison terms for Connor and Taylor, who were arrested last August in the death of Wayan Sudarsa, whose bloodied body was found on the beach outside the Pullman Hotel in the popular tourist area of Kuta.

They were charged with committing violence leading to death, which carries a maximum 12-year prison term under Indonesia's criminal code.