Scottish Gem Expert Hacked to Death in Kenya

By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 13, 2009 4:19 AM CDT
Campbell Bridges was killed by a mob who attacked him at a makeshift roadblock in Kenya's Tsavo National Park.   (©mattman23)
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(Newser) – Renowned Scottish gem expert Campbell Bridges has been killed by a mob armed with spears and machetes in Kenya's Tsavo National Park, the Independent reports. The murder is believed to be linked to a feud with squatters stealing gems from a Bridges family mine in the park. The mob set upon Bridges, his son, and a group of workers as they drove to a mine. Bridge's son managed to free his 71-year-old dad and rush him to a hospital, where he was declared dead.