Five men have been remanded in custody, charged with the murder of a British car dealership boss Steven Weare, whose body was found in Barbados.
Weare (49) was working on the Caribbean island when he went missing 21 days ago. His body was found on September 1.
The five are all from Barbados. They appeared at magistrates' court today and were jointly charged with Weare's murder between August 23 and September 1. They will appear in court again on October 11.
Weare (pictured), from Kirkham in Lancashire, was reported missing on August 23 after being seen in a Burger King car park.
Weare is listed as a director of Fylde Motor Company, sometimes known as Rock Cars, a family-run business set up 18 years ago in Kirkham, between Preston and Blackpool.
In the past it held a Ford retail franchise.