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A vicious attack on a British couple vacationing here over the weekend has left a 62 year old man dead and his wife nursing serious injuries.

Police reports indicate that Roger Pratt and his wife Margaret Prattwere asleep onboard their yacht Magnetic Attraction which was docked at the port in Vieux Fort, when three unidentified men boarded the vessel from the water.

The men used a stolen dingy to gain access to the victims yacht. The accosted the occupants and demanded money. They then brutally attacked the couple when their demands were not met.

Roger Pratt went overboard and was later found in the water a short distance away by another vessel. The deceased sustained numerous facial lacerations. His wife Margaret also sustained contusions and cuts to her face. She was treated at hospital and discharged
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