Pictured: Married father-of-two, 49, who was killed in ‘highway rage homicide’ in M&S automobile park
A ‘hard-working’ married father-of-two has right now been named because the sufferer in a highway rage assault outdoors a Marks and Spencer grocery store.
Scaffolding agency boss Matthew ‘Tik’ Tester, 49, died after witnesses mentioned he was ‘repeatedly run over’ by a motorist in a BMW following an argument involving a bunch of males within the automobile park in Walton-upon-Thames, Surrey.
Friends have right now paid tribute to Mr Tester and his heartbroken spouse Kim who is claimed to be ‘completely devastated’ as she is comforted by family members at their semi indifferent home lower than half a mile from the M&S foodhall.
The driver of the BMW was final night time arrested on suspicion of homicide after he allegedly mowed down and killed Mr Tester and left a second man critically injured at 2.15pm yesterday.
A household buddy instructed MailOnline: ‘It’s completely terrible. I used to be talking to his spouse Kim. She is totally devastated. She instructed me Matthew was run over repeatedly outdoors M&S. I simply cannot perceive it.
‘Matthew is a very nice, hard-working household man. He runs a scaffolding firm and his spouse Kim does the books. They have twin daughters who’re of their teenagers. Everyone is so shocked. I simply really feel so sorry for Kim and the ladies.’
Shocked neighbours additionally described Mr Tester as a household man dedicated to his two teenage daughters, Maddy and Pippa.
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
Friends have right now paid tribute to Mr Tester and his heartbroken spouse Kim who is claimed to be ‘completely devastated’ as she is comforted by family members at their semi indifferent home lower than half a mile from the M&S foodhall
Mr Tester, or Tik as he was affectionately identified, was an avid fan of scooters. An indication on a gate outdoors his residence in Walton on Thames learn ‘Lambretta parking solely’
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 and Church Street, Walton-on-Thames, Surrey right now
Mr Tester, or Tik as he was affectionately identified, was an avid fan of scooters. An indication on a gate outdoors his residence in Walton on Thames learn ‘Lambretta parking solely’.
One neighbour mentioned: ‘He and his spouse Kim had been all the time so pleasant. He was into some type of martial arts and helped out with one among his daughter’s soccer workforce
‘No one can fairly imagine that he had been killed. I solely noticed him a few days in the past and he was very chatty.’
Another neighbour mentioned: ‘He drove a Range Rover and his spouse a BMW X5.
‘They have lived within the highway nearly 20 years and had been right here once we moved in. I do know he ran a scaffolding firm and was a tough employee. He has two teenage daughters and was very happy with them’
Contacted by telephone, his spouse Kim mentioned: ‘I’ve obtained nothing to say at the moment.’
Meanwhile, floral tributes in reminiscence of the 49-year-old have been left on the scene of yesterday’s tragedy.
One word learn: ‘Tik, We are completely devastated. The scootering neighborhood and buddies have misplaced a real mate, and we’re all considering of Kim and your daughters tonight.’
A police officer stands beside a cordon on the junction of Cloister Court and Church Street, Walton-on-Thames, Surrey, the place the incident passed off yesterday
Floral tributes had been this morning left on the scene of the assault, in reminiscence of the 49-year-old moped fanatic
One tribute learn: ‘Tik, We are completely devastated. The scootering neighborhood and buddies have misplaced a real mate, and we’re all considering 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
Other buddies 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 fiftieth birthday.
One wrote: ‘It is an absolute shock, nice individual, ideas exit to his spouse and daughters.’
Another added: ‘No phrases can specific how stunning and tragic this devastating occasion is.’
The 49-year-old leaves behind spouse Kim, who’s listed on Companies House as a director of his Sunbury Scaffold Services enterprise, and daughters Maddy and Pippa.
At 2.15pm yesterday police had been known as after a disagreement outdoors the M&S retailer on Church Street dramatically escalated, earlier than a automobile slammed into two males at round 2.15pm.
Emergency providers rushed to the grocery store loading bay, however efforts to save lots of Mr Tester failed and he was declared useless on the scene. Another man needed to be airlifted to hospital with critical accidents – however he’s anticipated to recuperate.
The proprietor of the automobile was handcuffed and led away by police and stays in custody right now.
Meanwhile, an area church has right now invited those that noticed the tragedy to wish and search ‘refuge’.
Jonny Blair, vicar of St Mary’s Church within the city instructed GetSurrey: ‘The church is open for individuals 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 need to.
‘If individuals 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 might be out there to those that want to contact the church and we might be praying for them within the coming days.
‘Both for these whether or not immediately concerned or whether or not witnesses, as that’s traumatic in itself.’
The grocery store automobile park was yesterday closed though the M&S retailer continued buying and selling as regular whereas officers swarmed the world and specialists tried to ascertain what had occurred.
A spokesman mentioned: ‘We would respectfully request that you simply keep away from this space if potential whereas we proceed to hold out additional enquiries.’
Detective Chief Inspector Dave Springett mentioned it was comprehensible the demise would ‘trigger a number of concern’.
Officers had been known as to an M&S automobile park on Church Street 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 automobile and drove at two of the boys within the group
The automobile park was closed yesterday though the M&S retailer continued buying and selling as regular whereas officers swarmed the world and specialists tried to ascertain what had occurred
The proprietor of the automobile has been arrested on suspicion of homicide and tried homicide – because the second man is predicted to recuperate
Markings confirmed key areas the place proof was left as investigations proceed into the demise
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 stepping into his automobile and driving at two of the opposite males.
‘Tragically, this has resulted within the demise of 1 man and left one other critically injured and our ideas are with their household and buddies at this extraordinarily troublesome time.’
‘To help the investigation, I’d 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 right now site visitors information service INRIX mentioned: ‘A3050 Church Street in each instructions closed, very gradual site visitors on account of accident investigation work from High Street to Sidney Road. The highway has been closed for investigation following an accident close to the submit workplace.’