Manchester Evening News - - FRONT PAGE - By NEAL KEELING [email protected] @Neal­keel­ingMEN

A SAL­FORD dad has been shot dead in a ‘pro­fes­sional’ hit in Spain.

Peter An­drew Wil­liamson, 39, be­lieved to be orig­i­nally from Ker­sal, was mur­dered as he parked his Audi out­side his villa in Riviera del Sol near Fuen­girola af­ter re­turn­ing home from the gym on Thurs­day.

It is be­lieved busi­ness­man Mr Wil­liamson was hit five times and that his killer drove up along­side him in an­other ve­hi­cle be­fore speed­ing away.

Business records show Mr Wil­liamson was reg­is­tered as a self-em­ployed agri­cul­tural sec­tor in­ter­me­di­ary, spe­cial­is­ing in ‘in­ter­na­tional trade.’

A source told the M.E.N: “He was very well known in Sal­ford, but left for Spain a num­ber of months ago.

“He was shot at 3.15pm yes­ter­day. Within an hour, the news had fil­tered through to Sal­ford.”

It is un­der­stood Mr Wil­liamson, nick­named Snag­gle, was a mar­ried fa­ther-of-two.

Trib­utes have poured in for Mr Wil­liamson on so­cial me­dia.

One per­son posted: “What a guy he was. An­other one of the Sal­ford boys gone too soon.”

An­other per­son wrote: “Wow. In shock. RIP, Snag­gle.”

Mr Wil­liamson was gunned down on a street called Ofre­bres – a res­i­den­tial road in hills above the Med on the north side of the AP-7 mo­tor­way run­ning along the Costa del Sol.

Po­lice des­per­ately tried to save his life at the scene, but were un­able to re­vive him.

Mr Wil­liamson is un­der­stood to have been shot sev­eral times in the chest as he was sit­ting in his UK­plated Audi, which was towed away at around 7.30pm af­ter foren­sic ex­perts had combed the mur­der scene for ev­i­dence.

A neigh­bour said: “We heard sirens and thought it was a traf­fic ac­ci­dent, but a shoot­ing on an es­tate with chil­dren and fam­i­lies is shock­ing.”

No ar­rests have been made.

The mur­der is the se­cond in less than a week in the area.

Last Fri­day, a man was shot dead on a res­i­den­tial es­tate known as An­da­sol, a short drive from Mar­bella town cen­tre and close to a beach area called Al­var­ito Playa, east of Mar­bella.

Span­ish po­lice ex­am­ine the car of Peter An­drew Wil­liamson, left


Mr Wil­liamson’s Audi is towed away by po­lice

Peter An­drew Wil­liamson was shot dead out­side his villa in Spain

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