Man died in motorway service station fight after ‘being hit by a shovel’ | London


A 20-year-old man died following a fight at a motorway service station after reportedly being hit by a shovel.

Police were called to a fight between two groups of people on the petrol station forecourt at Cobham services on Monday afternoon.

The victim, named locally as Quhey Saunders, was flown by air ambulance to St George’s Hospital, London, where he died on Wednesday.

Tributes have been paid to Mr Saunders, from Stanford-le-Hope, Essex, according to his Facebook profile.

Retired soldier Rafael Francis, 53, told the Evening Standard how he attempted to save the life of Mr Saunders after he was struck by a shovel.

Police are looking for two men who left in a white van which was later found abandoned in Chessington.

This was a horrifying attack at a busy petrol station on the M25 and I am sure that there are people who saw what happened but have not yet spoken to my officers.
This is now a murder investigation and we are pursuing all avenues of inquiry to bring those responsible to justice.
There are reports of people filming on mobile phones during the altercation and immediately afterwards, and it is imperative that we get hold of their footage.
There were vehicles on the forecourt during the fight and I want to speak to those drivers and view any dashcam footage they may have.

– Detective Chief Inspector Jo Hayes, Surrey Police



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