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  • 24 June 2014, 9:55

Briton 'Strangled Wife To Death' In Caribbean

A British man has been charged with killing his wife after she was beaten and strangled in the Caribbean.

Nixiann Downes-Clack's body was found in a shallow grave in Grenada on Friday, four days after she was reported missing by relatives on the island.

She died of blunt force trauma and asphyxiation by strangulation, according to a post-mortem examination.

Her husband, Alexander Clack, is in custody on a charge of non-capital murder, meaning the death penalty cannot be considered if there is a conviction.

Police said the 32-year-old led investigators to his wife's remains in Mont Moritz, a village just north of the capital, St George's.

The 27-year-old woman was "suspected to have been the victim of domestic abuse and gender violence", said Delma Thomas, Grenada's minister of social development, housing and gender affairs.

A teenage girl detained with Clack on Friday has since been released from police custody.

Clack was born and raised in London, but lives in Grenada, a small country in the eastern Caribbean.

A Foreign Office spokeswoman said: "We were informed of the arrest of a British national on June 20 in Grenada.

"We are providing consular assistance."