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Murdered sailor and injured wife had links with the south

Margaret Pratt, the wife of a British man, murdered on board his boat in St Lucia, is the former Chief Executive of St Mary's Hospital on Isle of Wight. It's thought Roger Pratt was defending his wife when he was killed. Two men are in custody

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Former colleagues on Isle of Wight respond to tragic attack on couple sailing around the world

The former work colleagues of a woman who was injured in an attack in which her husband was killed, have spoken of their shock at the news.

Margaret Pratt's husband Ian was murdered on board their boat in St Lucia at the weekend. The couple were sailing around the world. She is the former Chief Executive of St Mary's Hospital on Isle of Wight.

"This is dreadful and shocking news. Margaret is an inspirational leader and great to work with. She worked on the Isle of Wight for the Primary Care Trust for two periods - as interim Director of Finance in 2005/2006 and as interim CEO for 9 months in 2008. Our deepest condolences go to Margaret and her family."

– Chris Palmer, Director of Finance at Isle of Wight NHS Trust

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