British personal trainer, 29, found battered to death in Bahamas as police hunt dad-of-one’s killer

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A BRITISH personal trainer has been found battered to death on a Bahamas paradise island as police hunt for his killer.

Dannie Lea’s body was found in the capital of Nassau on Sunday in the country’s 34th murder this year.

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Dannie Lea was found beaten to death in The Bahamas[/caption]

Mr Lea, 29, from Stoke-on-Trent, was described as a ‘kind and gentle man’ by friends and loved ones.

Local police said he was pronounced dead at the scene after being found with head injuries in the front yard of a property.

The dad-of-one is believed to have been working as an oil engineer as well as a personal trainer in the country.

He is previously said to have owned a health supplements shop in Stoke before moving to the Bahamas.

A cause of death is not yet known and a post-mortem is set to take place in the coming days.

No-one has been arrested in connection with his death.

A ‘KIND AND GENTLE MAN’

He was found dead in Nassau, the capital of The Bahamas

Friends paid tribute to Mr Lea online after a story about his murder was posted by media in the Bahamas.

Timee Alonee wrote on Facebook: ” I am still in disbelief. Rest in peace Dannie. I’m sorry this happened to you.

“You always seemed so ecstatic about being in the Bahamas and about creating a better future for your family. Gone too soon babe.”

Claire Milner said: “He was a top lad and he’s also someone’s son, father, friend, colleague, grandson, brother & so so much more.”

Nicola Ann Tyler added: “Such a shame .lovely guy. Gone way too soon. R.I.P.”


A former girlfriend, who asked to remain anonymous, told Mail Online: “He was a kind and gentle-natured man with a young son and large family.”

A Foreign Office spokeswoman said: “Our staff are supporting the family of a British man following his death in The Bahamas, and are in contact with the Bahamian authorities.

“Our thoughts are with them at this difficult time.”

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The 29-year-old had moved to The Bahamas to work as an oil engineer[/caption]

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The dad-of-one also worked as a personal trainer[/caption]

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Mr Lea was pronounced dead at the scene on Sunday[/caption]

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Police have launched a search to find his killer[/caption]


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