Brit killed in Puerto Banus accident

Mr Peterkin used to own Glasgow strip club Seventh Heaven.

A Scottish businessman died on his stag party weekend after being knocked down while trying to cross a busy Costa del Sol dual-carriageway.

 

Billy Peterkin, 59, died instantly following the collision near the tourist resort of Puerto Banus just before 4am on Saturday when he was walking back to his hotel.

Mr Peterkin, who formerly owned Glasgow strip club Seventh Heaven, had been celebrating with friends on his first night of the holiday and was said to have been walking back to his four-star hotel alone at the time of the accident.

It is believed Mr Peterkin made it halfway across the dual carriageway but was hit by a car when he turned back after being unable to get across a metal barrier to prevent pedestrians from trying to cross the road.

The spot was just a few minutes away from an underpass for pedestrians.

Police said that Mr Peterkin, who was on a golfing break with friends before being due to marry fiancée Emma Gallagher in three weeks, was struck by a BMW on the N340 near Puerto Banus casino.

Police said that the driver of the BMW, a 40-year-old man from northern Spain who was holidaying in the area, passed a breath and drugs test and was not arrested.

Emergency services were called to the scene following several calls from witnesses. However, they could not save Mr Peterkin.

A Foreign and Commonwealth Office spokesman said: “We were made aware of the death of a British national in Spain on May 3. We are providing consular assistance.”

 

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