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British farmer bleeds to death in front of teenage son after burglars raid luxury home in the Bahamas

Grand-Bahama-3394575By Piers Eady From Daily Mirror UK

Edgar George Dart, 56, was shot dead in front of family members in the Emerald Bay neighbourhood of Grand Bahama

A British farmer bled to death in front of his 13-year-old son after he was shot during an armed raid on their luxury Caribbean home.

Edgar Dart, 56, was gunned down as he tackled three masked intruders in his retired mum’s home on the Bahamas.

The machete-wielding gang threatened Mr Dart’s son George and five other relatives after bursting into the house at 7am on Tuesday.

The rest of the family were tied up and watched in horror as Mr Dart lay dying while the raiders ransacked the house.

The attackers fled the house in a gardener’s van with a haul of cash and jewellery.

Grand-bahama-2-3394556Mr Dart’s brother-in-law Philip Poole said his son Pip, 29, was also attacked and suffered machete wounds.

He told the Daily Mail: “Edgar was a tough guy and as soon as the men burst into the house he remonstrated with them.

“One of the raiders then shot him in the chest.

“The gang then tied everyone up, including his mother Joy and George.

“I have been told they were forced to look on helplessly as Edgar lay on the floor bleeding to death in front of them.”

Officers from the Royal Bahamas Police Force are working to track down the three raiders, who struck on Monday night.

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

Bahamas-3394427The divorced dad was staying at widow mum Joy’s sprawling home near the city of Freeport on Grand Bahama.

Joy’s other son Colin, 55, his wife Alison and the 15-year-old son Luke also witnessed the murder.

Mr Dart lived in the Exeter and Dorchester areas before emigrating to Winnipeg, Canada, 16 years ago.

His sister Virginia Redfern, 57, who owns a hotel in Exminster, Devon, is planning to fly out to comfort family members.

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office said: “We are aware of the death of a British man in the Bahamas.

“We are providing consular assistance.”


Getty Tragic: A British farmer has been shot dead in front of his family after three masked intruders raided a home in the Bahamas

GettyEdgar George Dart, 56, was shot dead after the gang threatened his teenage son . This is a file picture of Grand Bahama

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