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  • 10 April 2014, 8:21

Briton Killed In Struggle With Bahamas Robbers

A British man has been shot dead after struggling with robbers who broke into his mother's home in the Bahamas.

Edgar George Dart, 56, was visiting his mother in the Emerald Bay neighbourhood of Grand Bahama when three masked intruders entered the home.

Mr Dart, who lived in Winnipeg, Canada, struggled with one of the assailants as they tied up family members with duct tape.

The attackers had cut phone lines leading to the house prior to the attack.

Officers from the Royal Bahamas Police Force are working to track down the three intruders, who escaped in a gardener's van.

"We are right in the middle of our investigation into this situation and we are following some leads," said Commissioner Emrick Seymour.

Mr Seymour said the attackers were armed with a handgun and a machete.

They escaped with jewellery and other personal belongings.

A Foreign Office spokesperson said: "We are aware of the death of a British national in the Bahamas and we are providing consular assistance to his family."

The death was the sixth homicide on Grand Bahama in 2014.

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