Man admits killing Gosport pensioner

A MAN has admitted the manslaughter of a pensioner who died after a dispute.

Wednesday, 9th November 2016, 1:33 pm
Updated Wednesday, 16th November 2016, 4:21 pm
Roy Galvin. Picture: Hampshire police

Roy Galvin, 69, died three days after a dispute with a cyclist on Bury Road, Gosport, on September 25.

Duncan Snellgrove, 28, of Mandarin Way, Howe Road, Gosport, admitted manslaughter at Winchester Crown Court today.

He is due to be sentenced at a later date.

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Snellgrove was remanded into custody.

Mr Galvin suffered a serious head injury after being pushed to the ground.

In a tribute issued after his death his wife Deborah said: ‘Roy was my total companion and we had a lot of fun sharing our lives together.

‘He was incredibly intelligent and very, very, funny.

‘He just loved life and was my best friend in the world.

‘Roy retired from the Royal Navy in 1987 and had so many friends in the local area.

‘Everybody knew him when he walked the poodles.

‘He was my entire world and was very loyal.

‘He was a wonderful husband to me, brother, and thought the world of his nephew Grant. We will all miss him very much.’