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In news from the UK....The murder of a former Surrey man on a Caribbean island should be investigated by British police, an MP has said.

Oliver Gobat's body was found in a burnt out car on St Lucia in April. The 38-year-old had reportedly been set alight after being shot.

However, police in the UK cannot examine cases where a suspect could face the death penalty.

But a conservative MP wants the foreign office to intervene in the case.
He said: "The foreign secretary knows my constituent Ollie Gobat was brutally murdered in St Lucia in an apparent assassination.

"I'm very grateful officials are discussing assurances on the death penalty to allow UK police to support the investigation at St Lucian request."

He said the death penalty had not been applied in St Lucia for 19 years.

Speaking in parliament, the British MP said "Can I just ask the foreign secretary to pick up the phone to the St Lucian prime minister and help resolve the outstanding issues so we can get justice for Ollie and his family?"

Surrey Police said human rights legislation meant it would only be allowed by the Foreign Office to work on the case if St Lucia did not seek the death penalty.
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