Man in court over Hove greengrocer's death

Posted On 07 Jan 2011 at 5:11 pm

A man charged with the manslaughter of popular Hove greengrocer Tony Magdi appeared in court today for a brief hearing.

Paul Lambeth, 35, of Stafford Road, Brighton, was originally charged with grievous bodily harm after Mr Magdi was assaulted outside his shop in Portland Road, Hove, on Sunday 7 November last year.

After spending three weeks in a coma, Mr Magdi died in hospital on Sunday 28 November.

Lambeth was subsequently charged with manslaughter.

His appearance today at Lewes Crown Court was for a preliminary hearing.

The court set a date for a plea and case management hearing which is due to take place on Friday 11 March.

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