الخميس , يونيو 11 2020

UK couple found shot dead in Spain

Peter and Jean Tarsey

Peter and Jean Tarsey were found dead in their Spanish home, according to local police

A British couple have been found dead with bullet wounds in Xalo near Benidorm, Spanish police have said.

The bodies of Peter and Jean Tarsey, both aged 77, were found at their villa on Sunday afternoon, the Guardia Civil said.

A spokeswoman from Spain’s national police force said friends of the couple went to visit them because they had not been seen for a few days.

The Foreign Office said it was “ready to provide consular assistance”.

A Guardia Civil spokeswoman said: “They [the friends] found the door was open and there were no signs of a break-in.

Peter and Jean Tarsey

The couple, both aged 77, had been living in Spain for 18 years

“The couple, who had been living in Spain for 18 years, were found dead with gunshot wounds on the sofa.

“The Guardia Civil is now awaiting the results of post-mortem examinations and investigations continue.”

Mr Tarsey was a former British Olympic diver who competed in the 1956 Melbourne Olympics for Great Britain and represented England at the Commonwealth Games in 1954 and 1958.

Peter Tarsey

Peter Tarsey represented Britain at the 1956 Olympic Games, aged 19

Xalo is in the province of Alicante on Spain’s south-eastern coast and is part of the Costa Blanca, a popular tourist destination.

Map showing location of Xalo

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