Turkish Man Who Shot and Killed Brit Toddler in a Turkish Cafe Shot Dead at his Own Wedding

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A Turkish man who shot dead a British toddler in Turkey 14 years ago has been shot and killed at his own wedding.

Two-year-old Alistair Grimason was asleep in his pram at a cafe in Foca in 2003 when he was hit by a bullet fired by Daimi Akyuz.

The following year, Akyuz, now 46, was sentenced to life for killing Alistair and another man after a gunfight broke out.

He was released early and on Saturday, just six days after his release , according to reports in the Turkish media, was shot at his own wedding in Izmir.

according to reports in the Turkish media, was shot at his own wedding in Izmir.

The toddler’s dad David Grimason, from East Kilbride, said: “He was sentenced to 58 years with a maximum of 36, so I really expected he was going to spend a long time in jail.

“I don’t take any joy in what has happened. I would rather that he

was in prison and being punished for what he did.

“I was told that he was at his wedding and stepped outside for a cigarette and someone came along and shot him.

“It’s a big story over in Turkey because the man that killed Alistair has been killed in the same manner I suppose.”

David Grimason and his then wife Ozlem in 2004

David Grimason and his then wife Ozlem in 2004

Mr Grimason has since split up from Alistair’s Turkish-born mother Ozlem, who has moved back to Izmir.

He added: “Ozlem has moved back to Turkey recently, so there was an opportunity they could have bumped in to each other. It is a horrible thought. No-one informed us that he was being let out.

Mr Grimason has since split up from Alistair’s Turkish-born mother Ozlem, who has moved back to Izmir.

According to Turkish media, police are interviewing five suspects in relation to his shooting.

After the death of Alistair, his parents began campaigning for tighter gun controls.

The campaign secured more than 300,000 signatures which were presented to the Turkish parliament in December 2003.

Mr Grimason now lives in East Kilbride with his partner and three-year-old son Emil.

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