Police continue hunt for killers of newlywed UK tourist

2010-11-15 07:23

A manhunt would continue for the men who killed a newlywed British woman after she and her husband were hijacked in Gugulethu over the weekend, Western Cape police said today.

Lieutenant Colonel Andre Traut said there were no developments so far.

The 28-year-old woman and her 31-year-old husband had been married for two weeks when they were attacked by two armed men, who hijacked their shuttle service vehicle at the intersection of NY108 and NY112 around 11pm on Saturday.

They arrived in the country on Thursday and were in Cape Town for their honeymoon.

The couple was apparently returning from a dinner in Somerset West at the time of the attack.

Two armed men forced the driver out of the shuttle vehicle and drove off with the couple.

Around midnight they dropped off the husband in the Harare area of the Khayelitsha informal settlement.

He was assisted by passing motorists who took him to the Harare police station.

A search for the hijacked vehicle – a Volkswagen Sharan – led to it being found in Lingelethu West.

The kidnapped wife’s dead body was found on the back seat of the vehicle.

The attackers are still at large.

>> Anyone with information can contact investigating officer Colonel Riaan Theron on 082-463-8706, or Crime Stop on

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