Essex

Man from Ireland held after Essex man murdered in Spain

Bullet hole marks at the scene of the shooting
Image caption Bullets hit the walls of the bar where the shooting took place

A man has been arrested in connection with the shooting of an Essex man on the Costa del Sol in Spain.

Dan Smith, 24, a former builder from Billericay, was shot dead at a bar in Mijas over the weekend.

Mr Smith had been wanted by Essex Police in connection with the attempted murder of Douglas Turner on 7 July 2007 at Stock, near Chelmsford.

Police in Spain said a 27-year-old man from Ireland had been arrested in connection with Mr Smith's death.

Mr Smith was shot outside a bar in the province of Malaga late on Saturday and bullets hit the walls where the shooting happened.

The Foreign Office said Mr Smith died on Sunday.

A spokesman added it was providing consular assistance to his family.

He said it could not comment further due to the police investigation.

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