Supermarket trip that ended in tragedy

It started out as a simple trip to the supermarket on a sunny Saturday afternoon.
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Brian Holmes

But it was to end in tragedy as 64-year-old Brian Holmes died following a row over a parking space with a 65-year-old man in the ASDA car park in Biggleswade.

Mr Holmes, of Sandy died at Addenbrookes Hospital in Cambridge the following afternoon, surrounded by his family. The dedicated grandfather and carer to his wife had just been given the all-clear from cancer, having moved to the area from Kent last year.

This week regional and national media were camped in Chronicle Country, approaching Mr Holmes’ family at their house in Birch Grove, while TV crews filmed the scene where the altercation took place.

The exact nature of the dispute has not been established.

It is known that the two men were waiting in the disabled parking area and got into a disagreement about parking.

The other man then punched Mr Holmes, knocking him to the ground.

The 65-year-old was later arrested and released on police bail until August 19 pending further enquiries.