British man is shot dead by police at a Costa Del Sol hotel

British man is shot dead by police at a Costa Del Sol hotel after resisting arrest

‘Middle-aged’ British man is shot dead by police at a Costa Del Sol hotel after resisting arrest

  • Detectives said the man died in a shootout after police had tried to arrest him
  • He was killed just after 5pm on Monday at a hotel in Cancelada, Costa del Sol
  • Investigators are believed to have seized two pistols from the man’s hotel room 

Police have shot dead a British man at a Costa del Sol hotel. 

Detectives said he was killed during a shootout with officers this afternoon after he resisted arrest.

The drama happened just after 5pm at the Autosole Aparthotel in Cancelada a short drive from Estepona. 

Police had gone to the hotel to arrest him and the shootout occurred after they knocked on his door. 

Well-placed sources described him as British. His age and name have not been disclosed but he is thought to be middle-aged. 

The drama happened just after 5pm at the Autosole Aparthotel in Cancelada, Spain 

Staff at the apart-hotel declined to comment. 

The reason police were planning to arrest him has not been officially disclosed, although the officers involved in the incident are believed to belong to a robbery squad and are thought to have followed the dead man back to his hotel from Marbella after becoming suspicious about his behaviour. 


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A spokesman for Spain’s National Police in Malaga confirmed: ‘Police have had to repel an armed man who shot at them. He has been killed. The matter remains under investigation.’ 

The fatal shooting is not being treated as a terror-related incident.

Two pistols found in the hotel guest’s room are believed to have been seized by investigators. 

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