THE Irishman who gunned down Briton Dan Smith has been sentenced to 23 years in prison.

Eric ‘Lucky’ Wilson shot Smith seven times in the face and body after a row erupted outside the Lounge Bar, in Riviera in June 2010.

Dubliner Wilson – who was also convicted of the illegal possession of firearms – was ordered to pay 100,000 euros compensation to the victim’s family.

Wilson, 27, was arrested at his farm in Coin, less than 48 hours after the attack, and a search of the house found explosives, grenades and fake passports.

During the two-day trial a jury in Malaga was shown documents which suggested Wilson had also killed 11 people in Ireland.