Brexit has caused a lot of division in the UK, sometimes leading to physical assault. After a Brexit row with a neighbour turned into a violent assault by a Remainer, a man died but the report from pathologists found that his death was not related to the Crime.

According to the Manchester Evening News, the assault happened a few days after the Brexit results were released. The Mirror UK, expanded on the report following the sentencing of the attacker.


The sad news is that the people involved were elderly and the incident took place at Victoria Square, a grade II-listed sheltered housing complex in Ancoats, according to the Mirror.

Brexit question the last he ever asked

Mr. Duncan Keating who was fifty-eight years old was out in the garden when he asked his neighbour, Graham Dunne how he voted in the EU referendum? This was possibly the last question he ever asked in his life, as Dunne apparently went berserk when he found out Keating had voted to Exit.


According to court records, the Remainer repeatedly beat Keating with a parasol, punched him and threatened to set him alight, after asking "if he had children," and  saying "' ***ing think about their generation, not yours’.”

Witnesses who saw the assault described the fifteen minute assault as appalling, and while Keating did not try to fight back, he was "seen falling heavily against a stone centrepiece after being pushed over a distance of several feet." Then Dunne poured fertilizer over Keating and  threatened to set him alight.

Keating found dead in kneeling position

The Police responded to the reports of the beating, but left after both men assured them they were both over it. However, in the next hours Dunne did not let the matter go. He reportedly went into Keating's flat at least three times after the initial attack. At 7.25pm. Keating was found dead next to his bed in a kneeling position.

Dunne was arrested, but he escaped a more serious charge when pathologists ruled that Keating had died from "positional asphyxia and intoxication through consumption of Alcohol, methadone and cannabis." Nevertheless, Dunne's attack was described by the Judge as blatant bullying, pointing out that, "We see from the glaring CCTV footage of the event that you picked on him and you bullied him and you wouldn’t let up."

Previous history of violence

The Mirror tells us that Dunne has a history of violent aggression.

While the Defence argued that Dunne was not a violent man and had not been in trouble for twenty odd years, he was actually on bail for another attack at the time of this incident. In July 2015, he attacked a friend with a hammer, breaking his collar bone, a rib and causing massive bruising. According to the Defence this was because he was drinking alcohol heavily following the death of his wife. Dunne has been sent to jail for four and half years over the two incidents.


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