Biggleswade Disabled Parking Space Death: Man Pleads Not Guilty

18 November 2013, 11:29 | Updated: 19 November 2013, 12:29

A man has appeared at Luton Crown Court today (Monday 18th) charged with manslaughter after the death of a 64 year-old in a row over a disabled parking area at a supermarket.

Alan Watts, 65, is accused of killing Brian Holmes, who was knocked to the ground on Saturday August 3rd at the Asda car park in Biggleswade, Beds.

Mr Holmes, from Sandy, Beds was rushed to Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge with head injuries and died on Sunday August 4.

A post mortem revealed he died from a head injury. Days before he died, he had been given the 'all clear' from cancer.

Mr Watts (pictured) of Lindsell Crescent, Biggleswade, made a brief appearance at Luton crown court today, pleading not guilty to the charge.

Judge Richard Foster bailed him until his trial, which has been set for 10th December.

Days before attack, the 64 year-old celebrated getting the all-clear from cancer

Days before Mr Holmes' death, he's been given the all-clear from cancer.

In a statement, Mr Holmes' 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 last 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.''