Published on Thursday, October 22, 2015

British man and wife murdered on Caribbean island

A British man and his wife have been murdered on the Caribbean island of Tobago.

Lawyer Richard Wheeler, 73, and his wife Grace were killed at their home in the village of Carnbee.

A Foreign Office spokesman said staff were travelling to the island to support family members.

"They will also meet senior police officers investigating this terrible crime after our High Commissioner spoke with Trinidad and Tobago's Police Commissioner earlier today," said a spokesman.

A gardener found Mrs Wheeler, a local estate agent, dead on the lawn with a cut to her neck on Tuesday morning, according to a police statement.

Mr Wheeler was found inside the house with chop wounds to both arms and the back of the head.

Last year, a German couple, Hubertus and Brigid Keil, aged 74 and 71, who were hacked to death on the island.

A machete attack on Murium and Peter Green, from Reading, in 2009 left the couple with horrific injuries, and in 2008 a Swedish couple died in a similar attack.

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