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Devon man shot in Antigua due back in UK overnight

Chris Tester was shot in the head during a suspected robbery on the island of Antigua on Christmas Day. Credit: Family photo

A Devon man who was shot in the head in Antigua on Christmas Day is due to arrive back in Exeter on an overnight flight.

Chris Tester from Torquay was shot at his parents restaurant on the Caribbean island.

It's believed he was trying to protect his mother from an intruder who was attempting to rob them.

Chris underwent surgery on his left eye in hospital on the French island of Guadeloupe three days ago to help prevent any infection and to stabilise him for his return to the UK.

It is understood his father will accompany him in the air ambulance which is due to fly into the UK at around 11.30pm.

An online appeal to bring him home has now passed more than £100,000.

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