Richard Wheeler and his wife,

Richard Wheeler and his wife, Grace Wheeler

The United Kingdom government updates its travel advisory for Trinidad and Tobago.

It comes on the heels of murder of a British national.

On Tuesday lawyer Richard Wheeler and his wife, a Trinidad and Tobago national ,were found murdered  at their Riseland, Tobago home.

The British government is advising its citizens to ensure their safety and security by using hotel or pre-booked taxis with set fares, if possible, and to take out comprehensive travel and medical insurance before travelling.

It warned citizens of a high level of gang related violent crime in Trinidad, particularly in the inner city neighborhoods east of Port of Spain’s city centre.

Visitors have also been warned against carrying large amounts of cash or jewellery and avoid walking alone in deserted areas even in daylight.

British nationals were reminded that although Tobago was generally trouble free tourists have been robbed.

The advisory indicates that over 30,000 British nationals visit this country every year with most visits being trouble-free.

In August 2009, a British couple was attacked by an assailant but they survived the attack.

In November 2014 a German couple 74 and 71 were found dead with chop wounds at Bacolet Bay.