Scots grandad killed in hit-and-run in Spain by Land Rover with Edinburgh plates

Mr Sneddon was knocked down by a white vehicle, as seen here.

Mr Sneddon was knocked down by a white vehicle, as seen here.

  • Ex-pat Robert Sneddon was killed near Alicante
  • Land Rover involved was abandoned nearby and had Edinburgh plates
  • Daughter issues appeal for information
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A GRANDAD originally from Edinburgh has been killed in a hit-and-run in Spain.

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Robert Sneddon, 61, was struck by a white Land Rover near Alicante on Sunday night. Police have released pictures of the car which show it was registered in Edinburgh in 2013.

The driver fled the scene and is being hunted by police.

Mr Sneddon is understood to have lived in Spain for 15 years and has four children and four grandchildren.

It is reported that his daughter Mandy was visiting at the time.

An appeal for information in her name has appeared on social media.

It said: “I am the daughter of the man left dead on the N332 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.

“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 family wants closure. Please. RIP dad.”