Brit, 48, gunned down in Jamaica days after attending his mother’s funeral

A British man was tragically shot dead days after going to his mother's funeral in Jamaica.

Michael Brown, 48, from Waterford, Herts, is the second Brit to be killed in a month in Jamaica in what is thought to be a contract killing.

Police said Brown was ambushed at 12.20am on Thursday (January 19) in the bedroom of a house he was building in the community in a small village called Mike Town.

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He was found with gunshot wounds to his upper body before being rushed to hospital in nearby Mandeville, where he was pronounced dead shortly afterwards.

Tragically, his death came only four days after he attended is mother's funeral.

It thought that Brown, known as "Jimmy" was caught up in a family feud concerning properties left behind by his late mother.

A police spokesman said: "This is a despicable crime and we are looking at all lines of inquiry.

"This man was from England and came over to look after his new house which he was building and to visit family.

"From all accounts, he was a hard-working man. We intend to bring to justice those responsible."

Property disputes in Jamaica are common, with a small minority resulting in inter-family violence.

The death comes shortly after Brit Sean Patterson, a personal trainer from Shepherd's Bush, was found dead with multiple bullet wounds in the St James area.

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Deputy police commissioner Fitz Bailey described it as a "a contract killing" the orders of which came from the UK.

Patterson had arrived in Jamaica on 29 December with another man from London.

Later that day, Sean and his friend met a third person from Kingston.

At around noon the following day Patterson and the man from Kingston went to the villa's pool deck where a man dressed in a black hooded sweatshirt open fired on him.


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