Police try to find witnesses after death of pensioner, 69

Police speak to drivers in Bury Road, Gosport Picture: UKNIP

Police speak to drivers in Bury Road, Gosport Picture: UKNIP

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POLICE officers were out in force yesterday in the hope of finding witnesses to an incident that led to the death of a pensioner.

Former chief petty officer Roy Galvin, 69, died last Wednesday at Queen Alexandra Hospital in Cosham following a ‘serious assault’ in Bury Road, Gosport.

Hampshire police said Mr Galvin suffered a serious head injury after a dispute with a cyclist.

Officers patrolled the area yesterday afternoon speaking to drivers in a bid to try to find witnesses and a person who they believe may have photographed the assault.

The senior investigating officer, Detective Inspector Adam Price, said: ‘Following information from other witnesses, I believe 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.

‘A number of motorists who may have driven past at the time have also not yet contacted us.’

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