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Man found guilty of killing his friend

44-year-old Michael Wayne Carroll Photo: Derbyshire Police

A man has been found guilty of killing his friend in the grounds of a Matlock library.

44-year-old Michael Wayne Carroll denied the manslaughter of Alexander Blick, from Matlock Bath, but was found guilty after a seven-day trial at Nottingham Crown Court.

Carroll, of Upper Greenhill Gardens in Matlock, will be sentenced on 29th April.

Mr Blick's body was found by a local on 16th October 2011. He had suffered a massive head injury.

Police discovered Mr Blick had been drinking with Carroll the day before his death.

Mr Blick's blood was later found on Carroll's shoes and clothing.

We don’t know why Carroll launched this particularly nasty attack on his friend and we may never know. I hope this conviction brings some form of closure for Mr Blick’s friends and family, who have waited 18 months for justice.

– Senior investigating officer Detective Superintendent Andy Stokes