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Sporting Tragedy

Young cricketer Adrian St John shot dead in the Caribbean

Adrian St John, 22, was shot dead in a presumed robbery while on holiday in Trinidad.

Young cricketer Adrian St John shot dead in the Caribbean

Condolences have poured in for the promising young British cricketer who played for the Chris Gayle Academy in London. The West Indies cricketer expressed his sadness at the passing of "the captain of the academy"

Reports in local media suggest St John was attacked after he had stopped his car to pick up two friends.

Donovan Miller, programme manager for the Chris Gayle Foundation, spoke to the BBC: "I'm really finding it hard to come to terms with it, how someone could do something like that to such a lovely person."

Leandra Alexander, St John’s cousin, said he had been in Trinidad since the country’s annual carnival in February.

She described him as: ‘very cool and jolly. He was a darling. He was never rude, never disrespectful. He was just a cool and quiet child.’

St John was a University of Hertfordshire graduate with a degree in history and philosophy and held dual British and Trinidadian nationality, he lived in London.

Friends and teammates took to social media to express their disbelief and offer condolences:

The foreign office released a statement saying: "We are in contact with authorities following the death of a British national in Trinidad and are ready to provide consular assistance."

A 24-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder.


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