The husband of a Scottish woman murdered in Mauritius has spoken of his anguish over her death.

Janice Farman, 46, was beaten and then smothered with a pillow by thieves who stole her car, money and jewellery.

Three men have been arrested and charged with the crime, which took place in front of the victim's son Gavin, 10.

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Jean Baptiste Moutou, who had been living apart from Ms Farman, from Clydebank, said her death was a "tragedy eternally engraved in both our memories.

"We can't forget things like that.

"[Gavin] has shown so much courage for a 10-year-old boy. I am so proud of him, and I am sure Janice, from where she is, is pretty proud of him too."

Mr Moutou said that he remained close to his wife even though they had separated.

"Had I been there, it would never have happened," he said.

"I would have protected her. What has happened is so sad and it's very difficult to deal with."

Ravish Fakoo, 25, Kamlesh Mansing, 25 and Hanish Soneea, 18, were arrested and charged last week with Ms Farman's murder.

Mr Moutou said that Ms Farman had moved to Albion, where the crime took place, recently, as she loved the beaches near the town, which lies on the west coast of the island.

He said she was planning to visit Scotland to visit her parents.

He added: "Janice's son and myself will never, ever forget her.

"Her funeral will take place here, just as she always wished.

"She once told me that she wanted to be buried near the sea, she loved the sea."

Ms Farman was found dead at her home in the early hours of Thursday, July 6.

Mr Moutou's words come as a Scots couple spoke of their own ordeal on the small Indian Ocean island.

Ray Ramjan, 69, suffered knife wounds to his arm and chest and his wife Jenny, 66, was knocked to the ground during a robbery in the capital of Mauritius, Port Louis.

They went to a police station to report the crime, but they said officers initially refused to take a statement, saying there was little point because there were no witnesses.

Mr Ramjan, who was born in Mauritius, described the slaying of Farman as “horrific”.

He said many locals live in fear of crime, but that crimes are not recorded by police to protect the island’s reputation.

The couple were targeted by two machete-wielding men on motorbikes in a midnight attack outside their apartment in the capital city six years ago.

He said: "It was horrendous. I had nightmares for about five years afterwards. It could have been really nasty. We could have been killed."

Mrs Ramjan added of their experience with police: “Being from Glasgow, I banged on the desk and said ‘excuse me you are obliged to take a statement’.

"I was so angry. He did eventually, but it was with reluctance. The CID came to the house later but nothing has come of it and we’re still waiting for justice."

A spokeswoman for the Mauritius Tourism Promotion Authority said: "Because of the low crime rate in Mauritius, we are always shocked and saddened to hear of any criminal incidences of this nature.

"Each year we welcome over 140,000 UK holidaymakers to our island and we pride ourselves on offering a safe and memorable holiday experience.

"In 2016, the number of criminal cases logged decreased by six per cent when compared year on year."