This is the first picture of a young man bludgeoned to death with a shovel on a petrol station forecourt. Quhey Saunders, 20, suffered head injuries at Cobham Services on the M25, in Surrey. It is believed he was fatally attacked in front of his parents in a row about queue-jumping.
Police were called to the forecourt at around 3.20pm on Monday to reports of a fight between two groups of people. Two men left the scene in a white van which was later found abandoned in Chessington, and has been recovered by police. Mr Saunders, from Stanford-le-Hope, Essex, was flown by air ambulance to hospital but died on Thursday morning.
Retired soldier Rafael Francis, 53, was on his way to work for a delivery company at 3.15pm on Monday when he saw the fight break out. He told a newspaper that he could only watch as the man started being hit in the head with a shovel but later his training ‘kicked in’ and he screamed for an ambulance while trying to stem the blood.