Two men charged over Barbados shootings

 

Two men have been charged in connection with the shooting of a British couple on holiday in Barbados, local police said.

Cruise passengers Ann Prior, 59, and her husband Philip, 72, were blasted in front of horrified fellow tourists during a robbery on the Caribbean island on Sunday.

Police expect the two suspects to be brought before a court in the next 24 hours.

Their identity has not been revealed.

Inspector David Welch, of Royal Barbados Police, said: "Two persons have been charged.

"One person was charged with serious bodily harm to two visitors.

"He has, in addition, been charged with another man, with the offence of robbery."

PA