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Goan stabbed to death in UK town

Last Updated: Sunday, May 22, 2011 - 18:45

London: Indian origin Raymond Pereira,
who migrated to the UK last year, was brutally killed
allegedly by a fellow Goan in British Wiltshire county`s
Swindon town.

The local police have launched an inquiry into the
murder of 40-year-old Pereira on Friday, and two local men
aged 22 and 23 have been arrested, reports from Swindon said.

The large Goan community in Swindon is in a state of
shock after the killing of Pereira in the city centre.

"Following initial inquiries we believe that the two
men arrested did know the deceased and we are continuing to
try and establish the circumstances surrounding the incident,"
said Detective Superintendent Sean Memory.

Superintendent Wayne Bonne, from the Gablecross
police station, said enquiries "are very much in their
initial stages".

A post-mortem examination revealed that Pereira died
from multiple stab wounds. The police recovered a weapon from
the area.

"I would like to thank the local community for their
assistance so far which has enabled us to make two early
arrests," Bonne said.


First Published: Sunday, May 22, 2011 - 18:45
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