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At least two held after Briton killed defending his wife

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.

Nobody has been arrested yet but there are some guys in custody. The investigators are very busy looking at what happened.

– A St Lucian police spokesman

Briton killed in St Lucia attack named

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.

It is with much regret that I and other industry partners have learnt of the unfortunate incident which has resulted in the loss of life of a visitor to our shores.

At this time we extend our sincerest condolences to the family of British national Roger Pratt. To his wife, who also sustained injuries as a result of the attack off the Vieux Fort coast, we extend our deepest sympathies. Our prayers are with her for a speedy recovery.

This is an active investigation and law enforcement is leading the charge in an attempt to bring the perpetrator or perpetrators to justice speedily.

Law enforcement officials have briefed myself and other senior tourism officials on aspects of the case although I am not at liberty to share some of those details with you at this time.

– St Lucian tourism minister Lorne Theophilus

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