Gosport Patrols Over Roy Galvin Death

Police investigating a serious assault in Gosport wants to trace the person who may have mobile phone footage of what happened in Bury Road.

Police investigating a serious assault in Gosport wants to trace the person who may have mobile phone footage of what happened in Bury Road.

Navy veteran Roy Galvin died 3 days after hitting his head on the ground. Officers are looking for possible witnesses to the argument with a cyclist.

A man's been charged with manslaughter.


Here is the latest Hampshire Police Statement on the appeal

Officers will be speaking to motorists and pedestrians on the Bury Road one-way system in Gosport on Sunday afternoon (October 2).

The anniversary patrols are taking place a week after the serious assault of Roy Galvin, from Alverstoke, which happened at about 5.50pm on Sunday, September 25 on Bury Road.

Mr Galvin was with his wife, who uses a wheelchair, when he was involved in a dispute with another man on a bicycle. Mr Galvin hit his head on the road leaving him with a serious head injury. Sadly, he subsequently died at QA hospital in Cosham on Wednesday, September 28. It's believed the man on the bike cycled off towards Stoke Road.

Senior Investigating Officer, Detective Inspector Adam Price said: "Following information from other witnesses, I believe that a member of the public may have taken photos on their phone around the time of the assault. We have not yet spoken to this person, who could be an important witness, so I would urge them to contact us as soon as possible by calling 101.

"A number of motorists who may have driven past at the time have also not yet contacted us, so officers will be stopping and speaking to people on Sunday who may use that route regularly and may have some information which could assist this investigation".

Duncan Snellgrove, of Howe Road in Rowner, was charged with causing grievous bodily harm in connection with this investigation. The charge against the 28-year-old was subsequently revised to manslaughter, when he appeared at Portsmouth Magistrates Court the following day.

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