1 Jul, 2010 @ 10:09
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EXCLUSIVE: ‘They are animals’

WITNESSES of the murder of Dan Smith are being threatened by associates of the gunman not to give evidence.

Smith, 24, was shot four times at point blank range while sitting outside the Lounge Bar, in Riviera, by a motorbike gunman.

“My son’s killer has just got another coward to do his dirty work.”

Now, regulars have revealed they have been warned not to speak to the police by associates of alleged killer Eric Wilson, who has been arrested and refused bail.

One told the Olive Press: “Associates of Wilson have driven past the bar a number of times and a few threats have come in.”

Meanwhile, Smith’s distraught mother, Karen Wetherell, 47, branded the associates ‘animals’ for the intimidation.

“My son’s killer has just got another coward to do his dirty work,” explained Wetherell, from Alhaurin.

“These guys are not even people, they are animals. All my son did was protect a girl, that’s all he ever did his whole life.”

Police apprehended Irishman Eric ‘Lucky’ Wilson at his mountain farm in Coin.

They found explosives, grenades and fake passports, while Irish police confirmed he was “dangerous” and involved in drug trafficking.

Jon Clarke (Publisher & Editor)

Jon Clarke is a Londoner who worked at the Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday as an investigative journalist before moving permanently to Spain in 2003 where he helped set up the Olive Press. He is the author of three books; Costa Killer, Dining Secrets of Andalucia and My Search for Madeleine.

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  1. I totally disagree with the fact that these people are animals. Animals have some use, these people are SCUM as they are no use to the rest of society whatsoever

  2. i agree with john periana. but a point been left out here is the victim was also wanted in the uk in connection to a murder.his mother says he was set up. then why did he not “set up” an appointment to see the police before heading to spain. where he ended up been murdered by another murder suspect.

  3. Just to point out, Eric Wilson is not a member of the IRA.He had been trained in gunning by a senior member more involved in crime than the cause.Wilson and his 2 brothers( one serving life for another gangland killing back in Ireland) rented themselves out as hitmen for a variety of dublin criminals often turning back on to kill past employers on the orders of a rival.He has however carried out contracts for the Real IRA in dublin who are locked in a feud with nearly all of the cities major criminals in order to extract a tax from them.

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