Brit expat killed in Spain drive-by shooting had ‘links to Manchester gangs’

A British expat who was shot dead in Spain last week reportedly had links to Manchester’s gangs.

39-year-old Peter Andrew Williamson, nicknamed ‘Snaggle’, was shot five times outside his villa on Spain’s Costa Del Sol as he returned from the gym last Thursday.

Friends in his hometown of Salford described their shock when he moved to Spain a decade ago, had his teeth straightened and started sporting designer gear, including watches.

The MEN has reported on his close friendship with convicted criminals D’Maine Robinson and Christopher Zammit.

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Robinson is currently serving time in prison for his involvement in a gang shooting outside, while Zammit was jailed in 2014 and sentenced to nine years and four months behind bars.

Zammit was released from jail earlier this year, but was recalled due to suspicions of his involvement in organised criminal activity.

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Mr Williamson has reportedly been pictured with Robinson, Zammit and other gang members.

Mr Williamson was parking his Audi outside his Fuengirola villa, when he was shot five-times by a drive-by gunman, according to police.

A close family member, who chose to stay anonymous, said they were “in bits”.

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He also described how Williamson’s mother, who also lives in Spain, was by her son’s side desperately trying to save his life.

He added: “We are just choking up about it. We just don’t get why this happened. His mum is in bits about it. She brought him into this world and she tried to save him.

“She was there when he went out of the world too. He was loved by a lot of people, he was respected by a lot of people.

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“He was well known in Salford even though he had lived in Spain for many years, he was loving life.

“He was just a very popular guy. He was a well respected guy who was just well like but a lot of people.”

Mr Williamson made his money running a number of business alongside his wife, and the family insisted he had no involvement with drugs.

Mr Williamson’s family have been approached for comment but have not responded.

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