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Robbers kill and injure sailors in St Lucia

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A British man was stabbed to death and his wife injured on Jan. 17 when three robbers boarded their 41-foot yacht in Vieux Fort in St. Lucia. The couple had sailed S/Y Magnetic Attraction from England to the Caribbean to celebrate her 60th birthday.



Roger Pratt, 62, was defending his wife, Margaret, from the thieves, according to multiple news reports. She found him in the water after the robbers fled in the Pratt’s dinghy. Police have at least two locals into custody.

The UK’s Daily Mail reported that the couple had expected to leave St. Lucia the day before but the official from HM Customs in Soufriere failed to turn up to work, forcing them to change plans.



“Thanks to a mixture of local bureaucracy, official incompetence, and bad luck, the wealthy and semi-retired couple from Moreton Morrell, Warwickshire, found themselves forced to spend the weekend in Vieux Fort, a commercial port on St Lucia’s southern tip,” the Daily Mail reported.



The couple had been sailors since they were children and had spent years planning their 12-month trip across the Atlantic and around the Caribbean, the Daily Mail reported.

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