March 25, 2009

Battered to death by teenage pirates

On a dream round the world voyage, Malcolm and Linda Robertson anchored their yacht off the coast of Thailand when, in the early hours of the morning, they were awakened by a commotion.

Malcolm went to check when he was beaten to death with a hammer and thrown overboard by three Burmese migrant workers. 

They took Linda out of the cabin in which she was sleeping and tied her up in ropes below deck.  They sailed the yacht through the night until the next morning when they loaded up a small  dinghy with their loot

Linda managed to wriggle free of the ropes, outrunning the pirates and sailed to a nearby fishing vessel for help.  The fishermen contacted the police who captured the three men still in the small dingy. 

British man battered to death by Burmese teenage pirates

Posted by Jill Fallon at March 25, 2009 12:24 AM | Permalink