Teenage gang shoot Briton 'to pay for cocaine'
16 May 2005, MURCIA — Spanish police have arrested five members of a teenage gang who shot dead a British pensioner at his home in south-east Spain.
16 May 2005
MURCIA — Spanish police have arrested five members of a teenage gang who shot dead a British pensioner at his home in south-east Spain.
A spokesman for police in Murcia, in south-east Spain, named the victim as 67-year-old Wilson Mills, the British daily The Sun reported.
Mills was shot dead at his home on Friday, but police arrested five members who allegedly carried out the murder over the weekend.
A police source said five people wearing hoods drove to the house in the neighbourhood of Valle Sol, near Cieza, and opened fire on Mills.
A 17-year-old allegedly shot Mills with a shotgun. His wife Cherry was in the house at the time of the murder.
Police believe the gang carried out the burglary to pay for cocaine.
They escaped with several backpacks, one of which contained an unknown quantity of money.
The car was later found, having apparently crashed.
The area was cordoned off by police after the body was discovered.
A UK Foreign Office spokeswoman confirmed they had received reports of the death of a Briton in the south east of Spain.
"Consular staff are standing by to provide appropriate assistance once we have established details," she said.
Subject: Spanish news