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March over honeymoon pair murder

Benjamin and Catherine Mullany at Rhosilli Bay
Police still have no suspects in custody for the murders

About 2,000 people have joined a march in Antigua after the killings of Catherine and Ben Mullany, who were shot while on their honeymoon.

It was organised as both a protest against crime on the Caribbean island and to remember the south Wales couple.

It will be two weeks on Sunday since Dr Mullany and her husband, both 31, were shot at their hotel on the last day of their holiday in a suspected robbery.

Nobody has been charged over the deaths of the newly-weds from Pontardawe.

Thursday's march through the Antiguan capital St Johns was organised by tourism and hotel leaders.

It was described as a "national march of solidarity" by the island's tourism ministry.

It included a brief ceremony to pay tribute to the Mullanys.

"Antiguans and Barbudans are a caring and loving people and together we can,and will stop the violence," organisers said.

Catherine Mullany, who was training to become a GP, was killed instantly after being shot in the head.

Her husband, also 31, a University of the West of England physiotherapy student, died a week later after being airlifted to hospital in Swansea in a critical condition.

Police on Antigua said a man being questioned over the deaths of the couple had been released.

Officers also confirmed that they had no-one in custody for the murders.

Post-mortem examinations were carried out on the bodies of the Mullanys on Wednesday which confirmed that they both died as a result of gunshot injuries to the head.



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