A former Parachute Regiment colonel has been hacked to death by a gang of machete-wielding robbers in Kenya.
Lt Col David Parkinson, a nature reserve manager, was attacked by five intruders as he was sleeping beside his wife of 35 years, Sonja.
It is understood the 58-year-old retired colonel died defending the mother of his two children, who managed to escape by fleeing to a secure ‘panic room’.
The distinguished soldier was formerly a director of Lewa Wildlife Conservancy, where Prince William spent his gap year as a 19-year-old and where he proposed to Kate Middleton nine years later....
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