Brit shot dead in the Philippines

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Anthony Gilchrist was shot dead on Malapascua Island.

A British man has been shot dead in the Philippines. The man, described as a “gentle giant”, was attacked outside the dive shop he owned on Malapascua Island.

 

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Anthony Gilchrist, 35, had been on Malapascua Island for two years and had helped to deliver aid to typhoon-hit victims in the country in November 2013 when Typhoon Haiyan struck.

Police have arrested a man in connection with the attack on Saturday evening at the Fish Buddies Dive Shop.

Mr Gilchrist, from Staines-upon-Thames in Surrey, was shot six times. He was taken on a boat to the mainland but was later pronounced dead.

A family member said that there are plans for a cremation in the Philippines followed by a family service in the UK.

A UK Foreign Office spokeswoman said: “We are aware of the death of a British national in the Philippines on 19 April.


“We are providing consular assistance to the family at this difficult time.”

 

 



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