23 Aug, 2016 @ 12:27
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Manhunt underway after British grandfather killed in hit and run in Spain

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TRAGIC: Robert Sneddon

A MANHUNT is underway after a Scottish grandfather was mowed down and killed by a hit and run in near Alicante.

A British-plated white Land Rover hit Robert Sneddon, 61, as he was walking along a main road in the Guardarmar del Segura in Costa Blanca.

The driver abandoned the vehicle following the incident just after 10.30pm on Sunday.

It is believed there were also passengers in the car.

Robert’s daughter Mandy said in a Facebook post: “I am the daughter of the man left dead on the N-332 like an animal.

“I came on holiday for the summer so my little girl could spend time with her granddad.

“It was the worst news I have ever had to break or hear.

“If anyone knows anything or can think of anything relevant please tell the police. The smallest detail may help.

hit-run-death-spain“And to the person or people responsible. If you reading this, please come forward.

“You’ll have this on your conscience for the rest of your life. My dad’s rearranged face will haunt me for the rest of my life. My family wants closure. Please. RIP dad.”

No arrests have been made but the Guardia Civil have urged the driver to come forward, vowing: “Sooner rather than later we will catch you.”

Laurence Dollimore

Laurence has a BA and MA in International Relations and a Gold Standard diploma in Multi-Media journalism from News Associates in London. He has almost a decade of experience and previously worked as a senior reporter for the Mail Online in London.

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