Man held after British man stabbed to death in Barbados

A man has been arrested after a British former soldier was stabbed to death in the Caribbean. Brian Mulligan, 28, who was knifed in the chest in the early hours of Sunday following an "altercation".

Man arrested over stabbing of British man in Barbados

A man has been arrested after British former soldier Brian Mulligan was stabbed to death in the Caribbean, police in Barbados said.

rian Mulligan, 28, was knifed in the chest in the early hours of Sunday following an 'altercation'.
rian Mulligan, 28, was knifed in the chest in the early hours of Sunday following an 'altercation'. Credit: Google Maps

An unnamed man was held yesterday in relation to the death of the 28-year-old who was knifed in the chest in the early hours of Sunday following an "altercation".

Inspector David Welch with the Royal Barbados Police Force said: "A man is currently in police custody assisting with the investigation in relation to the unnatural death of Brian Mulligan. This man was held on Tuesday June 17, 2014."

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Police 'confident of arrest' after ex-soldier stabbed

A Barbados police spokesman says the force is working hard to solve the case of British former soldier Brian Mulligan who was stabbed to death on Sunday morning.

No one has been arrested yet.

He was in a dispute with a local man, an altercation. He was taken to hospital by responding police officers.

We are working around the clock on this. We are following some leads and we are pretty confident there will be an arrest.

– Inspector David Welch, Royal Barbados Police Force

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British man dies after stabbing in Barbados

The unnamed British man died in St Lawrence Gap, Christ Church, in the southwest of the country.
The unnamed British man died in St Lawrence Gap, Christ Church, in the southwest of the country. Credit: Google Maps

A British man has died in Barbados after being stabbed in the chest early on Sunday morning, Barbados Today reported.

The man, who has not been named, was reportedly involved in an altercation with a local man in in St Lawrence Gap, Christ Church, in the southwest of the country.

He was taken to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Bridgetown, where he died from his injuries, police officers told the newspaper.

A spokesman for the Foreign and Commonwealth Office said: "We are aware of the death of a British national in Barbados on June 15.

"We are providing consular assistance to the family at this sad time."