Five people are now being held in custody by St Lucian police over the incident after a post-mortem earlier this week found Mr Pratt died as a result of being beaten and drowned.

Mrs Pratt told the BBC she had been touched by people’s kind words since her husband’s death.

“We've been here almost two and a half weeks. We've enjoyed our time in St Lucia and not felt unsafe until those final tragic minutes,” she said.

“We have had considerable kindness from very many people and that kindness is continuing during the period of the homicide investigations.”

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