Duncan Keating, 58, was hit with a parasol, thumped repeatedly, and threatened he would be set alight
Thursday 08 August, MANCHESTER - A Brexiteer died just hours after being beaten and threatened he would be burned alive by his Remain-supporting neighbour in a row over the result of the EU referendum.
Duncan Keating, 58, was hit with a parasol, thumped repeatedly, and threatened he would be set alight in an attack at a retirement complex.
The incident took place just days after the result, the Manchester Evening News reported.
Six hours after being beaten up by neighbour and Remain supporter Graham Dunne in their communal garden, Leave voter Mr Keating was found dead in his room.
A pathologist found he suffered fatal breathing difficulties after alcohol and drug consumption and the cause of death was given as positional asphyxiation.
But a court heard how the tragic course of events unfolded at Victoria Square, a grade II-listed sheltered housing complex in Ancoats - two days after the UK’s historic vote to leave the European Union.
Dunne has now been jailed for assaulting the late Mr Keating, and another man who he attacked with a hammer in an earlier incident.
Dunne, 62, was locked up for four years and five months at Manchester Crown Court after admitting assault occasioning actual bodily harm against Mr Keating.