THE devastated mum of a British personal trainer shot dead while on a luxury holiday in Jamaica said her "heart is in pain".

Cops said Sean Patterson, 33, was visiting the Caribbean island when he was gunned down at the guest house where he was staying on Monday.



It is understood Sean, from West London, was standing on the pool deck of One Love Guest House in Bogue Hill, St James, when a gunman approached him.

The gunman chased him before shooting him multiple times, according to reports.

Sean's mum said: "My son Sean Patterson has been shot dead in Jamaica, my heart's in pain.

"My beautiful son Sean. I don't understand."

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His sister Sarah Wright said the family has been left "heartbroken".

She said: "Well that’s one way to start the new year, finding out your baby brother has been murdered in Jamaica.

"To say we are heartbroken is an understatement.

“You’ll get justice ikkle (little) bro."

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Police rushed to the scene of the shooting after witnesses reported hearing "loud explosions".

They found Sean with gunshot wounds to his head and upper body and he was taken to hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

It is understood Sean arrived in Jamaica on December 29.

Nicole Lynch, 38, who grew up with Mr Patterson, described Sean as a "lovely man".

She told the Evening Standard: "His family will be devastated. It’s so sad. My sister Natasha rang to tell me.

"Sean’s mum was a lovely lady, very much a character when we were growing up."

Another pal said: "So much memories. I’ll never forget him.

"May he rest in peace. Sending the family blessings, love, healing, health.

"It’s not gonna be the same without you, SP."

A third sent her "deepest condolences to my Boxmoor family".

Vanessa Willey said: “There was a time in my life when he was like a little brother to me. I remember him shouting up at my window at mum's at some silly morning hours.

"As we got older, I still cared about him and if I ever bumped into him, I told him to behave.

"Sean, I am so sorry this happened to you. Your heart was always a big one. Rest in sweet peace."

Police have arrested a 34-year-old man in connection with Sean's murder.

The suspect, from Kingston, Jamaica, was allegedly deported from the UK in 2013.

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A spokesman for the Foreign Office told The Sun: “We are supporting the family of a British man who died in Jamaica and are in contact with the local authorities.”

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