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Welling woman cycling to raise one-punch manslaughter awareness

PUBLISHED: 10:00 23 March 2013

Karen and Robert Holland

Karen and Robert Holland

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A Welling woman is taking part in a gruelling charity bike ride to honour her brother who was a victim of one punch manslaughter.

Karen Holland is trekking from Sidcup to Nottingham, where her sibling Robert was killed by a nightclub bouncer in October 2011.

The 40-year-old, who lives in Brixham Road, is taking on the challenge from May 28 to June 1 with Kathy Barber, whose son Danny died in similar circumstances to Robert.

The pair hope to cycle around 40 miles a day and raise more than £1,000 for Support After Murder and Manslaughter (SAMM).

June 1 will mark the day 24-year-old Danny’s life support machine was turned off.

Karen’s mum Therese Holland said: “XXX.”

Liam Rockley, then 21, was sentenced to three-and-a-half years in jail on February 17 last year after being found guilty of Robert’s manslaughter.

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