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Man, 26, charged with murder of dad who died after being run over by BMW in M&S car park

A 26-year-old man has been charged with the murder of a much-loved scooter fanatic who died after being struck by a BMW in Walton-on-Thames.

Surrey Police said officers were called to Church Street at around 2.15pm on Thursday to reports of an altercation between a group of men.

A white BMW 1 Series was reported to have driven at two men in the group, killing one and seriously injuring another.

Surrey Police named 49-year-old Matthew Tester, known locally as Tik, from Walton-on-Thames, as the victim. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

A second man, who is also in his 40s, sustained serious injuries and is recovering in hospital.

Shaan Mir, 26, of Arlington Lodge in Weybridge, has been charged with murder and attempted murder after being arrested on Thursday, police said.

He is due to appear at Guildford Magistrates’ Court on Monday.

A cordon was in place behind the nearby Marks and Spencer store, following the incident.

However, police said the incident did not take place in the store’s car park, but in a nearby public access road.

Paying tribute to Mr Tester, his family have spoken of his “humour and generosity”.

His brother said: “Tik was a much-loved son, husband, father, brother, uncle and friend to so many. Those who knew him will talk of his humour, generosity, willingness to help and his cheeky grin.

“This tragedy has absolutely rocked the family who have been devastated by Tik’s death. The hurt and sadness we’ve felt over the past few days simply cannot be fully quantified and something no one should ever experience.

Detective Chief Inspector David Springett, who is leading the investigation, said: “This is an extremely difficult time for Tik’s family and I would ask that their privacy is respected to allow them to grieve in peace.”

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