Coventry & Warwickshire

St Lucia murder: Two more arrested over Roger Pratt death

Roger and Margaret Pratt Image copyright PA
Image caption Roger and Margaret Pratt had been on a round-the-world voyage since June.

Two more men have been arrested in connection with the murder of a British man on the Caribbean island of St Lucia, police have said.

Roger Pratt, 62, from Warwickshire, was killed and his wife Margaret injured when armed men boarded their yacht off the town of Vieux Fort on Friday.

A post-mortem examination showed he had been beaten and drowned.

St Lucia Police said it was questioning two more men about his murder. Three others were still being held it said.

Mr Pratt, a retired engineer, and his wife, from Moreton Paddox near Stratford-upon-Avon, had been on a round-the-world voyage since June.

Police were called to reports of a robbery on board their yacht, the Magnetic Attraction, while it was moored off the island's south coast at about midnight on Friday.

The couple had been celebrating Mrs Pratt's birthday when the vessel was boarded, police said.

Police spokeswoman Anel Innocent said it was believed Mr Pratt died trying to defend his wife from the attackers.

Mrs Pratt, who was treated for injuries sustained in the attack, was discharged from hospital at the weekend.

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