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Asda Car Park Death: Pensioner Charged
A pensioner has been charged with killing a grandfather who died following a row over a disabled space in an Asda car park.
Alan Watts, 65, will appear before magistrates charged with manslaughter following the death of 64-year-old Brian Holmes in Biggleswade, Bedfordshire.
Mr Holmes, from Sandy, Bedfordshire, died from head injuries at Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge the day after the August 3 attack.
A Bedfordshire Police spokesman said: "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."
The spokesman said Watts had been bailed to appear at Bedford Magistrates' Court on Tuesday.
Mr Holmes' family were at his bedside when he died the afternoon after the attack.
In a statement released through Bedfordshire Police after his death, his family 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."