Gibraltar murder probe launched

LAST UPDATED: 21 Jan, 2012 @ 21:40
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Gibraltar murder probe launched

A BRITISH man has died three years after he was attacked in a Gibraltar robbery.

Security guard Jeffrey Lewis, 59, from Hampshire suffered serious head injuries during a raid on a container in Gibraltar port.

The attack came as thieves took what is believed to be around £100,000 worth of cigarettes in November 2008.

Three men have been arrested on suspicion of murder and released on bail until January.

Four people were originally charged with theft, robbery and grievous bodily harm in relation to the incident.

Lewis – a former mechanic – had moved to Gibraltar more than five years ago to start a new life.

But after the attack he was flown back to the UK severely brain damaged.

Relatives of the man said he had been left blind and unable to communicate.

“He was a really nice guy – it’s a real shame,” said a neighbour. “He went out there to start a new life. He was single and wanted a new life. It’s really sad.”

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