Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Barbados: Update--British Telecom Engineer Brian Mulligan, 28, Stabbed to Death By Suspected Drug Dealer

According to The Daily Mail, British telecom engineer Brian Mulligan, 28, was reportedly stabbed in the chest by a suspected drug dealer in St. Lawrence Gap and rushed to the hospital at approximately 0530 hours on Sunday (June 15). Tragically, he died of his wounds at the hospital.

Mr. Mulligan was reportedly working on a six-month contract on the island for a company called LIME, which is owned by UK-based Cable and Wireless Communications.

The married father of two was a former Iraqi war veteran forced to leave the Royal Army after a grenade blast damaged his hearing.

Brian Mulligan had already been in Barbados for eight weeks.

He was originally from Forest Hill in southeast London, had served as a soldier for eight years and completed tours of Iraq, Afghanistan and Northern Ireland before being medically discharged two years ago.

COMMENT: Mulligan flew to Barbados with other British engineers eight weeks ago to begin a project on the island, leaving his wife, Jenna, 28, and children aged seven and four, behind in Ashtead, Surrey.

It is unknown as to what the nature of the argument was between Brian and the suspected drug dealer. The only fact that is known is that the suspect is NOT in custody.

LIME's offices are in capital of Bridgetown, which is about three miles from St. Lawrence Gap, where Brian Mulligan was stabbed and killed.

Devastated friend and former Army colleague Anthony Sissons, 29, who was working with Brian in Barbados, wrote on his Facebook page: "Good night mate!! Keep a seat free for me in about 50 years time when I’ll see you again, sleep well, miss you."

Mulligan’s wife, Jemma, 28, who lives in Ashtead, Surrey, was too upset to comment to the media.

The British Foreign Office is assisting Mr. Mulligan's wife and family at this difficult time.