A married father-of-two has at the moment been named because the sufferer in street rage assault exterior a Marks and Spencer grocery store.
Scaffolding agency boss Matthew ‘Tik’ Tester died after witnesses mentioned he was ‘repeatedly run over’ by a motorist within the automotive park within the picturesque Surrey city of Walton-upon-Thames.
The driving force was final night time arrested on suspicion of homicide after he allegedly mowed down and killed Mr Tester and left a second man severely injured at 2.15pm yesterday.
Buddies have at the moment paid tribute to Mr Tester and his heartbroken spouse Kim who is claimed to be ‘completely devastated’ as she is comforted by kin at their semi indifferent home lower than half a much from the M&S retailer the place they’ve lived for the final 18 years.
A household pal advised MailOnline: ‘I’ve simply heard what occurred to Matthew, it is completely terrible.
‘I used to be chatting with his spouse Kim. She is completely devastated. She advised me Matthew was run over repeatedly exterior M&S. I simply can’t perceive it.
‘Matthew is a very nice, hard-working household man. He runs a scaffolding firm and his spouse Kim does the books.
‘They’ve twin daughters who’re of their teenagers. Everyone seems to be so shocked. I simply really feel so sorry for Kim and the ladies.’
Matthew ‘Tik’ Tester, a scaffolding firm boss and moped fanatic, has been named regionally because the sufferer of the assault, which sparked an enormous response from police and ambulance crews in Walton-on-Thames yesterday afternoon
The 49-year-old scaffolding firm boss leaves behind spouse Kim, pictured collectively, and daughters Maddy and Pippa
Police are once more on the scene in Walton-on-Thames this morning as investigations into the suspected homicide proceed
A police officer stands beside a cordon on the junction of Cloister Court docket and Church Road, Walton-on-Thames, Surrey at the moment
Shocked neighbours described Mr Tester as a household man dedicated to his two teenage daughters, Maddy and Pippa.
Mr Tester, or Tik as he was affectionately recognized, was an avid fan of scooters. An indication on a gate exterior his house in Walton on Thames learn ‘Lambretta parking solely’.
One neighbour mentioned: ‘He and his spouse Kim have been at all times so pleasant. He was into some kind of martial arts and helped out with one in every of his daughter’s soccer staff
‘Nobody can fairly imagine that he had been killed. I solely noticed him a few days in the past and he was very chatty.’
One other neighbour mentioned: ‘He drove a Vary Rover and his spouse a BMW X5.
‘They’ve lived within the street virtually 20 years and have been right here after we moved in. I do know he ran a scaffolding firm and was a tough employee. He has two teenage daughters and was very pleased with them’
Contacted by cellphone, his spouse Kim mentioned: ‘I’ve obtained nothing to say right now.’
In the meantime, floral tributes in reminiscence of the 49-year-old have been left on the scene of yesterday’s tragedy.
One be aware learn: ‘Tik, We’re completely devastated. The scootering neighborhood and pals have misplaced a real mate, and we’re all pondering of Kim and your daughters tonight.’
A police officer stands beside a cordon on the junction of Cloister Court docket and Church Road, Walton-on-Thames, Surrey, the place the incident happened yesterday
Floral tributes have been this morning left on the scene of the assault, in reminiscence of the 49-year-old moped fanatic
One tribute learn: ‘Tik, We’re completely devastated. The scootering neighborhood and pals have misplaced a real mate, and we’re all pondering of Kim and your daughters tonight’
The police investigation has entered its second day, whereas the 26-year-old suspect arrested on suspicion of homicide and tried homicide stays in custoday
Different pals remembered Mr Tester, a moped fanatic, as a ‘good man’ and an ‘inspiration’ as tributes flooded in from neighbours and members of an area ‘chopper membership’ following the tragedy, which struck simply days earlier than his 50th birthday.
One wrote: ‘It’s an absolute shock, nice particular person, ideas exit to his spouse and daughters.’
One other added: ‘No phrases can specific how surprising and tragic this devastating occasion is.’
The 49-year-old leaves behind spouse Kim, who’s listed on Firms Home as a director of his Sunbury Scaffold Companies enterprise, and daughters Maddy and Pippa.
The tributes come after a determined name was made to police as a disagreement exterior the M&S retailer on Church Road dramatically escalated, and resulted in a automotive slamming into two males at round 2.15pm.
Emergency companies rushed to the grocery store loading bay, however efforts to avoid wasting Mr Tester failed and he was declared lifeless on the scene.
One other man needed to be airlifted to hospital with critical accidents – however he’s anticipated to get better.
The proprietor of the car was handcuffed and led away by police and stays in custody at the moment.
In the meantime, an area church has at the moment invited those that noticed the tragedy to hope and search ‘refuge’.
Jonny Blair, vicar of St Mary’s Church within the city advised GetSurrey: ‘The church is open for folks if they’ve witnessed the incident, or if they’ve misplaced a cherished one, the church is open for personal prayer 9.30am to 2.30pm to allow them to discover a refuge and a spot of prayer in the event that they wish to.
‘If folks have witnessed one thing I can think about it being fairly an ordeal, to not point out the households of these concerned, so completely we can be obtainable to those that want to contact the church and we can be praying for them within the coming days.
‘Each for these whether or not straight concerned or whether or not witnesses, as that’s traumatic in itself.’
The grocery store automotive park was yesterday closed though the M&S retailer continued buying and selling as regular whereas officers swarmed the realm and specialists tried to determine what had occurred.
A spokesman mentioned: ‘We might respectfully request that you just keep away from this space if doable whereas we proceed to hold out additional enquiries.’
Detective Chief Inspector Dave Springett mentioned it was comprehensible the dying would ‘trigger a number of concern’.
Officers have been known as to an M&S automotive park on Church Road in Walton-on-Thames at 2.15pm yesterday afternoon after 999 was known as due to an ‘altercation between a bunch of males’
Surrey Police mentioned a person died on the scene and one other was airlifted to hospital with critical accidents after it appeared a driver obtained into his car and drove at two of the lads within the group
The automotive park was closed yesterday though the M&S retailer continued buying and selling as regular whereas officers swarmed the realm and specialists tried to determine what had occurred
The proprietor of the car has been arrested on suspicion of homicide and tried homicide – because the second man is anticipated to get better
Markings confirmed key places the place proof was left as investigations proceed into the dying
Police flocked to the scene as investigations into how a person died continued yesterday night
He added: ‘From our preliminary enquiries, it seems that an altercation has taken place, resulting in a bodily confrontation, which then resulted in one of many group moving into his automotive and driving at two of the opposite males.
‘Tragically, this has resulted within the dying of 1 man and left one other severely injured and our ideas are with their household and pals at this extraordinarily troublesome time.’
‘To help the investigation, I might encourage anybody who has any info, significantly anybody who witnessed the incident, or anybody who has any cell phone or dashcam footage, to return ahead, quoting incident reference PR/P21083894.’
Earlier at the moment site visitors information service INRIX mentioned: ‘A3050 Church Road in each instructions closed, very sluggish site visitors as a consequence of accident investigation work from Excessive Road to Sidney Highway. The street has been closed for investigation following an accident close to the publish workplace.’