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Asda Parking Space Killing: Man In Court
A man has appeared in court charged with manslaughter over the death of a 64-year-old in an alleged row over a disabled parking space.
Alan Watts, 65, appeared before magistrates and was remanded on bail following the death of Brian Holmes.
Mr Holmes, from Sandy, Bedfordshire, died from head injuries the day after the August 3 incident at the Asda supermarket in Biggleswade.
His family were at his bedside when he died.
In a statement released through police, they 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."
Alan Watts appeared at Bedford Magistrates' Court only to confirm his name and address and that he understood the charge.
He will next appear at Luton Crown Court on August 28 for a preliminary hearing.
Mr Watts has surrendered his passport as part of bail conditions and must also report daily to a local police station.
He is also barred from driving and must not visit the Asda store where the alleged row took place.