Islander in Brazilian bandit ordeal

ARMED bandits robbed Jerseyman Lester Quénault as he travelled by coach from Rio de Janeiro airport to his hotel last Thursday night.

No one was hurt when the 32 passengers on the Horse Racing Abroad tour were robbed by four men on route to their hotel, but the bandits made off with jewellery, passports and credit cards.

Mr Quénault (66) , who now lives in Albourne, West Sussex, with his partner Megan Hughes, told his Jersey resident son Gavin on Saturday that he did not realise the robbers were armed.

Mr Quénault lived at Mont Mado in St John until the early 1990s and was well-known in the Island for running donkey rides.

He will be heading home to West Sussex tomorrow as planned.

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