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Man convicted of manslaughter after supermarket attack

Lee Monk has been convicted of manslaughter after a supermarket attack in Norfolk Photo:

A man has been convicted of manslaughter after a 26-year-old man was killed at a Wymondham supermarket earlier this year.

Twenty year old Lee Monk, from Silfield Road in Wymondham, attacked Nick Rogers, also from Wymondham, in Morrisons on the 17th of July.

Norwich Crown Court heard Nick Rogers had gone into Morrisons with a friend where he had a chance encounter with Lee Monk. The pair, who had fallen out previously, became involved in a verbal dispute near the checkouts, which quickly escalated into a fight.

Officers arrived on scene to find Mr Rogers unconscious on the floor, where he was being tended to by supermarket staff and other shoppers.

He was treated by paramedics at the scene and taken to the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital. He died the next day.

Today, the jury found Lee Monk guilty of manslaughter, but not guilty of assault. His uncle John Monk was acquitted of both counts.

Detective Chief Inspector Marie James, who led the investigation, said:

Nick needlessly lost his life through an act of violence. Frenzied attacks and acts of violence have consequences for all involved. There has been some justice today however nothing will make things better for the family and friends of Nick.

They have lost a son, a brother and a friend who continues to be missed by those still struggling to come to terms with his untimely death.”

– DCI Marie James, Norfolk Police
Nick Rogers who died after being attacked in a Norfolk supermarket

Lee Monk has been remanded in custody and will be sentenced on Thursday 1 February 2018.