Sussex

Funeral of attacked grocer takes place in Hove

Tony Magdi's shop in Hove
Image caption Hundreds of letters of condolence have been taped to the windows of Tony Magdi's shop in Hove

The funeral of a Sussex grocer who was assaulted after opening his car door in front of three cyclists has been held.

The Hove shop which was run by 52-year-old Tony Magdi has been shut ever since he suffered a fatal head injury in the attack in the city on 7 November.

Mr Magdi died at the Hurstwood Park Neurological Centre in Haywards Heath three weeks later.

Paul Lambeth, 35, of Stafford Road, Brighton, has been charged with his manslaughter.

Mr Magdi's funeral took place at St Mary and St Abraam Coptic Orthodox Church, in Davigdor Road, Hove.

Hundreds of letters of condolence have been taped to the windows of his shop.

Anthony Roberts, who has a shop in Portland Road, close to Mr Magdi's, said his death had left a huge hole in the community.

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