Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

British 'Al Qaeda Victim' Was about to Leave Saudi; War on Terror

Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

British 'Al Qaeda Victim' Was about to Leave Saudi; War on Terror

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Byline: GEORGE RICHARDS;PATRICK MCGOWAN

THE British man shot dead in his car in a possible al Qaeda attack in Saudi Arabia was planning to return to England with his family to start a new life, it emerged today.

Robert Dent, 37, and his wife Lisa had built their "dream home" in the village of Tarleton in Lancashire, where they planned to live with their young son and daughter.

The family spent last Christmas in the house and were looking forward to moving back in the spring after Mr Dent had spent more than 15 years in Saudi Arabia working for defence firm BAE Systems.

His murder has renewed concerns for the safety of Westerners in Saudi Arabia and other BAE employees were today deciding whether to continue living there.

BAE Systems said staff away on leave had been given the option of not returning to Saudi.

Former RAF man Mr Dent, a commercial officer for BAE in Riyadh, was shot when he pulled up at a traffic light.

A Saudi man of Yemeni origin, Saud bin Ali bin Nasser, 30, a salesman for Toyota, was quickly arrested. …

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