Man dies after supermarket attack

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A 57-year-old man attacked in an apparent row over queue-jumping at a supermarket has died, Scotland Yard said today.

The father of one, who has not been named, was assaulted at the Sainsbury's store in Merton, south west London, on Tuesday evening and died in hospital late last night.

Tony Virasami, 37, from Lewisham, south east London, will appear in court later today charged over the attack.

A Metropolitan Police spokesman said: "A man assaulted in High Street, Merton, on June 10 died at 11.45pm on June 11 at St George's Hospital, Tooting.

"A post-mortem and formal identification will take place in due course."

The victim was punched and suffered serious head injuries when he hit the floor, reports said.

He has a long-term partner and a five-year-old child.