JUDGEMENT was today reserved on the appeal by a drug addict jailed for life for murdering York backpacker Caroline Stuttle in Australia.

Ian Previte, 32, was found guilty of robbing the 19-year-old and pushing her from a 30ft-high bridge in Bundaberg, Queensland.

He was sentenced to life imprisonment for murder and 10 years, to run concurrently, for the robbery, in October last year.

The Queensland Appeal Court's judgement could take several weeks.