At least two people are being held by police on the Caribbean island of St Lucia after a Briton was killed while defending his wife.
A St Lucian police spokesman confirmed Mr Pratt died trying to defend his wife from attackers, but said there was no evidence the man was shot.
Roger Pratt, 62, from Warwickshire died when he was attacked on his boat yesterday - just hours after the couple's plan to leave was thwarted by officials. Mr Pratt's wife, Margaret, is being treated in hospital after the attack.
A British man killed in St Lucia after an attack on a boat moored of the island's south coast has been named by Caribbean authorities as Roger Pratt.
A British man has been killed in St Lucia, reportedly after an attack on a boat off the coast of Vieux Fort, St Lucia.
A British man has been killed and his wife injured after an attack on a boat in St Lucia, according to reports.
A Foreign Office statement confirmed that a British national had died, it said: "We can confirm the death of a British national on January 18 in St Lucia. We are providing consular assistance to the family at this time."