British Woman Raped And Brutally Murdered In Qatar


British teacher, 24, ‘murdered in Qatar after leaving hotel nightclub with group of men’

  • Lauren Patterson went missing after last seen at Doha hotel on Saturday
  • Believed to have left five-star nightclub with a group of Qatari men
  • Boyfriend James Grima launched online appeal to find her over weekend
  • He later posted message saying she had died, but gave no further details
  • Mother pays tribute to ‘remarkable girl. My rock, always there for everyone’

By Michael Seamark and Tahira Yaqoob

PUBLISHED: 16:07, 14 October 2013


'Truly amazing'‘Truly amazing’: British teacher Lauren Patterson has been found dead in Qatar after she went missing over the weekend

A British teacher is believed to have been murdered in Qatar hours after flying back to the Middle East from her grandmother’s funeral.

Friends of primary school teacher Lauren Patterson, 24, said she was last seen at a nightclub in the capital, Doha, with two Qatari men, one of whom was an ex-boyfriend.

A friend said the ex-boyfriend had since gone to Saudi Arabia and Doha police had taken the other man, who had a bruised lip, in for questioning.

Last night there were suggestions from friends that Miss Patterson had left a nightclub at five-star hotel La Cigale with a group of Qatari men and had texted friends to say she was being taken to the wrong house.

One close friend posted a message on Twitter saying: ‘Lauren was raped and brutally murdered.

‘Her body was found in the dumpsters behind La Cigale.’

The £180-a-night hotel has three nightclubs. Its website boasts ‘welcome to the best party in Doha’.

Miss Patterson was last seen outside La Cigale at 1.20am on Saturday, but it is not clear what happened next.

The man who was arrested, a friend of Miss Patterson’s ex-boyfriend, claimed he got his bruised lip after a fight with a taxi driver.

He claims the driver had dropped Miss Patterson at the wrong address. Police searched the man’s apartment but he was later released.

After Miss Patterson disappeared, her family and boyfriend launched a frantic campaign on Facebook and other social media to find her.

But 40 hours later, her boyfriend, James Grima, posted a message saying she was dead.

It was followed by dozens of other tributes, praising a ‘truly amazing’ young woman.

Sad time: Lauren had just returned to Doha from the UK last Friday where she had attended the funeral of her grandmother (pictured)

Sad time: Lauren had just returned to Doha from the UK last Friday where she had attended the funeral of her grandmother (pictured)

Yesterday, her mother Alison left her own online tribute, writing: ‘Thank you so much to everyone for all their wonderful words about Lauren.

‘She was a truly remarkable girl, my rock, always there for everyone. I know she’s in heaven now in her Daddy’s arms.’

Miss Patterson, who flew back from her grandmother’s funeral on Friday, was a primary teacher at Newton British School in Doha.

Her mother, a widow, lives with her other children Georgia, 16, and David, 14, in Kent.

They had moved back to Britain only recently, after living in Luxembourg for seven years.

'A truly remarkable girl'

‘A truly remarkable girl’: Lauren (pictured with two unidentified children), originally from Chislehurst in south east London, was working at the Newton British School in the Qatari capital

Her mother, a reflexologist, is believed to be flying out to Qatar. Neighbours were unaware of the apparent tragedy.

On Sunday, Miss Patterson’s boyfriend Mr Grima, an IT technician and DJ based in Malta, posted an appeal to track her down after becoming concerned about her whereabouts.

The alert went viral as hundreds joined the search for her but hours later Mr Grima announced that she had died.

On Facebook he said: ‘I can’t believe that it had to end this way Lauren, I really don’t.

‘I was so happy that I had finally found someone that could change my life so much, and in such a positive way too…

Tragedy: Lauren with boyfriend John Grima, who had posted an appeal on Facebook after she went missing

Tragedy: Lauren with boyfriend John Grima, who had posted an appeal on Facebook after she went missing

Popular destination for British expats: The primary school teacher disappeared in the early hours on Saturday in the Qatari capital of Doha (above)

Popular destination for British expats: The primary school teacher disappeared in the early hours on Saturday in the Qatari capital of Doha (above)

‘Rest In Peace babe … I will always look up at the sky cause you always were the brightest star and always will be.’

Mr Grima added: ‘I love you so much babe, I really do and I can’t get over the fact that you were taken away so cruelly, it really breaks my heart to think about it. I know you’re watching over us, wherever you are, and I know that I will meet you again one day.’

The Foreign Office said it was aware of reports that a body had been discovered but were unable to comment further.

A spokesman said: ‘We are aware of a British national, Lauren Patterson, reported missing in Qatar.

‘We are providing the family with consular assistance.’

Qatar, which will host the World Cup in 2022, is considered to be one of the safest spots in the Middle East for expatriates.

But last November an American pre-school teacher, 40-year-old Jennifer Brown, was allegedly killed there by a Kenyan security guard.

He will face trial next month and could be given the death penalty if convicted.




0 thoughts on “British Woman Raped And Brutally Murdered In Qatar”

  1. And why are we surprised? Muslim men are the most vile of sub humans. They have no respect for life. They should be exterminated.

      1. What an amusing comment! The entire world looks at them with contempt, which makes your statement even more amusing and deranged.

      2. You know absolutely nothing about them. As well as there are Muslim rapists or whatever there are 10x that in every other race/religion, so the fact that you’re just picking on that is just unfair. It is definitely a horrific act of inhumane violence and they deserve to be severely punished, but you shouldn’t pick out the word Muslim. Because the religion has nothing to do with it, it is the ‘men’ that deserve your hate, you see my point?

      3. There exist no other race on earth with more murders and rape to their name than muslims. Just like pedoprophet Mohammed, who spent his entire life in greed for wealth, occupation, sex and violence.

      4. Omg what in the world goes on in that peace of shit you call a brain?? go freaking read about the religion before you start insulting it!! Ffs get a life. You are an idiot

      5. Really? why don’t you get your facts straight beyonce. Muslims have no respect whatsoever for anyone who is not another muslim male. your sub human kind contributes nothing to society. You bragg about your riches but have no creative minds. everything you create is with western influence. tell me when was the last time a muzzie did something for the greater good of humanity? you narrow-minded, pedophile-worshipping pieces of shit can’t even take on little israel.

        go back to the toilet you crawled out of and come back when you have a valid argument.

      6. Have you been to anywhere in the Middle East? I’m not Muslim but I live in the Middle East, my colleagues are Muslims and I’ve never seen so much respect for women as they have towards me and other women at work. Just because you’ve read an article about TWO Muslims doesn’t mean the whole religion is the same.. And as well as there are Muslim immigrants in the uk there’s uk immigrants all over the Middle East -.- it’s not my argument that’s invalid tbh. Say whatever you want, but I don’t give a flying fuck what you think. Because you’re basing your argument on news articles and false media whereas I’m talking from actually living with them.. So please just back off

      7. hey beyonce. whats 3 kilometers long. and smells like shit and garlic? muslim immigrants at the u.k welfare line.

      8. hey dipshit. I have been traveling to the middle east since 1998. So you must be living in a city where everthing is a nice fairy tale for westerners. how about you go to tier 2 and tier 3 towns where westerners don’t visit as much? as a medic I have seen it first hand, the rapes, the abuse, everything your precious muslim men do to women. all to the point of making me hate my job some times. muslim men have no respect for women and that is a fact. And since muslims are so devout of their precious quran you may want to have a look at this link. Mind you, judeo-christian religions have a big advantage, and that is that they have had to adapt to modern times.

    1. If that is true someone else will take the rap for this.
      What a hard lesson learned.All none muslim women take notice of this tragedy to live the highlife with these people for a few months at best is not worth it.
      They will use you have there evil way then discard you for more prey seen it first hand rings,hollidays etc then dumped.

  2. everyone does know that wman is opressed in muslim countries. In saudi arabia they are not allowed to have a drive licence .They could not leave Saudi Arabia on their own. And beyonce does cll it the wonrful muslim world . thats incredible.

    1. Typical inbred muzzie. When everything else fails resort to using sexual innuendos. Again, you have proven the world what a useless sub human you are. No imagination, no creativity, no originality, no balls. Is no wonder the entire muslim world can’t even hurt little Israel. Your kind is pathetic at best.

  3. probably there are more serial killers in america and british or whatever nation, but we do not blame them.we do not blame their religion or their depends on the people the choice they make

    1. 350 million serial killers? 1400 years of serial killing the rest of the world? Get a life Abdul. You are so dumb and uneducated about the history of Islam in the world you should feel ashamed.

    2. Do you really want to tally up numbers and compare murders from western serial killers to the every day athrocities done by muslim scum? really? do you really want to go there?

  4. if you want me to name some serial killers in america then sure here it goes.ted bundy,jeffrey dahmer,ed gein,john wayne gacy,elbert fish.similrly in british jack the ripper and 35 others who are convicted of more than 30 murders and,for your kind knowledge go read some books before you or admin start judging a religion

    1. Lol! You are not serious, are you? 1400 years of horrendous slaughter of more than 350 million people, and endless aggression that has not ended even today – and you compare it to a handful of deranged people? How do you remove the derangement from Islam, how to you give it the death penalty it deserve to stop it from constantly stalking the world?

  5. they hundreds rape cases that is unmensioned in qatar by qatary men.
    if only the press would reach out to the victims like morocco,kenyans,alot of philipines n the bad part is that if u seek justice u end up in jail or
    be depoted.y pretend to b the saints n thea quran but behind the white cord
    is red beast,this r not human beings

  6. I can never understand why Western women allow themselves to be tricked into dating arabs,there only intent is sex they have no intention of a proper relationship.This tragedy is a hard lesson learned it’s happened so many times in all muslim countries.
    I lived in Doha for 2 years seen it first hand in bars and nightclubs these men preying on western and Filipino women.I myself walking to the Ramada hotel got invited to join 2 Qatar men into their range rover early afternoon in broad daylight and i’m a man.God help the women from all over the world that will come to Doha in the world cup.
    Most rapes it is true go unreported due to the fact it’s usually happening indoors of their own homes at the expense of house helpers who are enslaved with there passports taken off them.

    1. One almost wants to say that if women are that stupid, they nearly deserve it. It’s not like people don’t know how muslim men are nowadays…. Guess they live in Disney dreams and imagine its a hype.

  7. She must be rest in peace… this is another result of da wild party life & drunken night clubs… I have noted 2 points in story… first one is she was partying in La Cigale after few hours of her Grandma’s funeral.. she could hav sympathize atleast one or two dayz after da funeral… and the second point is She has a bf in UK currently & she has gone out from La cigale wit her ex-bf… datz kinda weird… isn’t it?

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