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Asda car park death: Brian Holmes named as victim

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Media captionBrian Holmes had recently been given the all-clear for cancer

A man who died following a fight in an Asda supermarket car park had just been given the "all clear" from cancer, his family has said.

Police identified the victim as 64-year-old Brian Holmes from Sandy in Bedfordshire.

He was involved in an argument in the disabled parking area of the supermarket in Biggleswade on Saturday.

A 65-year-old man held on suspicion of manslaughter was arrested and released on bail until 19 August.


Mr Holmes was knocked to the ground and taken to hospital, but died on Sunday.

A statement from his 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 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."

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Media captionPolice make an appeal for eyewitnesses

Police are calling for witnesses to contact them.

Det Insp Liz Mead, who is leading the investigation, said: "I would like to hear from anybody who was in the car park at Asda on Saturday afternoon and may have seen the altercation taking place close to the disabled parking area.

"A number of people have already come forward but it is imperative that we speak with as many people as possible and collect all of the facts into what happened.

"Even the smallest pieces of information could assist us with our inquiries."

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