Cornish fisherman's appeal fails

A Cornish fisherman who attacked a man who later died has lost his appeal against a murder conviction.

Neville Dunn was left in a coma after the assault in Penzance in 2007 and died nearly two years later Credit: Family

Brian Harrison from Newlyn had been jailed for GBH but was then tried for murder and sentenced to life imprisonment.

The Appeal court rejected his claim that evidence of his original conviction should not have been admitted.

Brian Harrison will have to serve a minimum of 16 years in jail Credit: Devon & Cornwall Police