Prominent British hotelier found dead in St Lucia

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A prominent British hotelier has reportedly been found dead on the Caribbean island of St Lucia.

The charred body with two gun-shot wounds to the head, thought to be that of Oliver ‘Ollie’ Gobat, was discovered in his burnt-out car.

It was found hours after his family reported him missing, according to the Daily Mail.

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The island’s police have not confirmed details of the incident, but it is believed that the victim had been shot twice before being doused with petrol and set alight

Gobat’s family runs the luxurious Cap Maison hotel on the island, a five-star boutique property set in the tropical grounds of a former sugar plantation.

Thirty-eight year old Gobat was born in Chester and moved to the island in 1974. 

Among those to have already paid tribute to him is double Olympic decathlon gold medallist Daley Thompson, who is reported to have carried out fitness workshops at the hotel.

“My love&thoughts go out to friends&family of Ollie Gobat.he was a gem& his family must have been so proud of him. RIP my friend. X” he said through his Twitter account.

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