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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'. 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."

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 killed on Barbados was former soldier

A British man stabbed to death on Barbados has been identified as a former soldier.

Brian Mulligan, 28, died after being knifed in the chest early on Sunday morning.

He is reportedly a father-of-two from London who served in the army for eight years until 2012, including a spell in Iraq.

British man dies after stabbing in Barbados

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."

Two charged in Barbados over UK tourist shootings

Two men have been charged in connection with the shooting of a British couple on holiday in Barbados, local police said.

Inspector David Welch of Royal Barbados Police identified the victims as 59-year-old Ann Prior and her husband Philip, 72, who were shot during a robbery as they visited the Caribbean island on a cruise ship on Sunday.

Police expect the two suspects, who have yet to be named, will be brought before a court in the next 24 hours.

"Two persons have been charged. One person was charged with serious bodily harm to two visitors", Inspector Welch said. "He has, in addition, been charged with another man with the offence of robbery".

Woman leaves hospital after Barbados shooting

A spokesperson for the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Barbados has said the woman who was shot during a reported robbery in Bridgetown has been discharged. The second injured British tourist - a man in his 70s - remains in hospital.

Two persons from a cruise ship docked in Barbados were treated at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH). A male and female presented to Accident and Emergency at approximately 2.45pm on March 17, 2013 with sustained injuries. They were seen within 20 minutes of their arrival and treated. The female has subsequently been released while the male was admitted to the hospital for continued care.

– Spokesperson for Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Barbados

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Moments after a British tourist is shot in Barbados

This photograph was taken moments after a British woman was shot in Barbados during a robbery in the capital Bridgetown.

A man - who is in his 70s - was shot in his left side during the same incident.

The woman, who is in her 50s, suffered a gunshot wound to her right thigh. Credit: Splash News

Both the man and woman were passengers on a P&O cruise ship and it is understood they were walking back to the ship when the incident happened.

They have both been taken to hospital where they are currently receiving treatment.

The Adonia is currently on a 85-night world cruise

P&O Cruises has said the Adonia is on an 85 night world cruise which left Southampton on January 8, 2013 and will arrive back in Southampton on April 3, 2013.

The Adonia. Credit: P&O Cruises

The two passengers shot in Bridgetown, Barbados, are understood to have been returning to the ship when they were victims of a robbery.

The Adonia is the smallest of P&O's fleet and carries 710 passengers.

British tourists in hospital after Barbados shooting

Two tourists have reportedly been shot in Bridgetown, Barbados. Credit: Google Maps

The man, who is in his 70s, was hit in his left side and the woman, in her 50s, received a gunshot injury to her right thigh.

It is believed the pair were shot when returning to their cruise ship.

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