British tourist killed in St Lucia

British tourist killed in St Lucia

A British man has been killed on the popular Caribbean island of St Lucia as he tried to defend his wife from attackers, according to reports.

Roger Pratt, 62, was killed while his wife, who is now helping with the investigation, was treated for injuries.

The attack took place on board the couple’s yacht, which was moored off the Vieux-Fort coast on Friday night, where they had been staying as part of a round the world trip.

They departed Lowestoft in June, travelling along English coastline before heading to the Algarve and on to the Caribbean.

The UK Foreign Office has said it is aware of the death of a British national on the island, and is providing consular assistance to the family.