THE owner of one of Scotland’s biggest lapdancing bars has been killed in a road accident while on a golfing holiday in Spain.
Billy Peterkin, 59, who ran lapdancing club Seventh Heaven in Glasgow, was killed on Friday night as he crossed a busy road in Puerto Banus, Marbella.
Mr Peterkin was engaged to be married to Emma Gallagher and had one daughter. They were due to be married on May 24 and it is understood that Mr Peterkin had been in Spain on a golfing holiday ahead of the wedding.
A statement issued on behalf of his friends and family said they were “completely devastated” by his death. It added: “Billy, who was known for his hard work in the licensed trade, including running the Nile bar, had been on a golfing holiday with a group of close, long-time friends. The incident took place as he was crossing a busy road to return to his hotel.
“His friends and family are completely devastated and they ask that their privacy is respected. They wish to thank the British Consulate for their support.”
Mr Peterkin and Ms Gallagher had asked people attending their wedding to donate money to Kilbryde Hospice instead of giving gifts. It has so far raised £2,610.