Pensioner charged with killing grandfather in Asda car park row


Pensioner charged with killing grandfather in Asda car park row

A 65-year-old man has been charged with manslaughter following an altercation in an Asda car park that resulted in the death of a 64-year-old pensioner.

Alan Watts will appear before magistrates over the killing, after he got into a row with grandfather Brian Holmes over a disabled parking space in an Asda store in Biggleswade, Bedfordshire.

Mr Holmes, from Sandy, Bedfordshire, died from head injuries at Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge with his family at his side the day after the August 3 attack.

Mr Watts has been bailed to appear at Bedford Magistrates Court on 13 August and police have urged witnesses to come forward.

The Mirror has revealed that Mr Holmes was a carer for his frail wife Christine, 60, and had just been given the all clear following a battle against cancer before the altercation.

A Bedfordshire Police spokesman told Sky News: "On the direction of the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS), Bedfordshire Police have charged a man in relation with an incident which took place at the Asda car park in Church Street, Biggleswade, on Saturday August 3.

"Alan Watts, of Lindsell Crescent, Biggleswade, has been charged with one count of manslaughter."

In a statement released through Bedfordshire Police after his death, Mr Holmes' relatives said: "The family are devastated by the loss of Brian in such shocking circumstances.

"A wife has lost her husband, best friend and carer all in one go.

"Brian was a family man who adored his grandchildren and family, and had only this week been given the all-clear following treatment for cancer.

"Brian and his wife were only just starting to make plans for the future that they only dared to dream of."