Family speak after ASDA manslaughter verdict

Brian and Christine Holmes.

Brian and Christine Holmes.

The family of the man killed during an altercation in the car park of ASDA in Biggleswade have said they were pleased to see justice done after the trial surrounding his death.

Alan Watts, 65, was today (Thursday) found guilty of the manslaughter of Brian Holmes, 64 – who had been given the all-clear from cancer just days before he was killed.

Speaking after the verdict the family said: “We are pleased that the trial is now over, that justice has been done.

“Brian was deprived of his life and our family has been deprived of a loving husband, father, step-father and granddad. Many more people have been deprived of a good and loyal friend.

“Brian was in every sense of the word, a gentleman. A kind, caring, loving man with no enemies and many friends. A man for whom caring was second nature and his wife and family his first priority.

“We would as a family like to thank the investigation team, the prosecutors and the court for the kind and sensitive way they have dealt with Brian’s death and we would now ask that we are left in peace to begin to rebuild our lives.”




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