• Text size      
  • Send this article to a friend
  • Print this article

Briton shot in Libya is named

A BRITISH man who was shot dead in Libya has been named by the Foreign Office as energy worker Mark De Salis.

The bodies of De Salis, who had worked in Tripoli for six years, and a woman from New Zealand were discovered by security forces near a gas and oil facility on Thursday.

The pair, described as close friends, were found on a beach near the coastal area of Mellitah.

De Salis is said to have been working as a power manager for First Engineering, bringing generators to Tripoli to provide electricity.

His family said they were shocked and devastated by his killing.

The UK Government has called on Libyan authorities to investigate the "murder" of De Salis and his female friend.

Contextual targeting label: 
Block list

Commenting & Moderation

We moderate all comments on HeraldScotland on either a pre-moderated or post-moderated basis.
If you're a relatively new user then your comments will be reviewed before publication and if we know you well and trust you then your comments will be subject to moderation only if other users or the moderators believe you've broken the rules

Moderation is undertaken full-time 9am-6pm on weekdays, and on a part-time basis outwith those hours. Please be patient if your posts are not approved instantly.

203692