Alleged assault that left Gosport pensioner dead ‘was caught on camera’

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AN ALLEGED assault that left a pensioner dead may have been photographed, police said.

Former chief petty officer Roy Galvin, 69, died on Wednesday at Queen Alexandra Hospital in Cosham following a ‘serious assault’ on Sunday at 5.50pm.

The scene in Bury Road, Gosport. Picture: Uknip

The scene in Bury Road, Gosport. Picture: Uknip

Hampshire police said Mr Galvin suffered a serious head injury after a dispute with a cyclist in Bury Road, Gosport.

Officers will be patrolling the area on Sunday to try and find a person who may have photographed the assault.

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.

‘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.’

n Duncan Snellgrove, 28, of Howe Road in, Rowner, Gosport, has been charged with manslaughter.

Call 101 quoting Operation Duty with any information.