A man named Shaan Mir has been charged with the murder of a married father of two named Matthew Tester who was killed after being hit by a BMW in an M&S car park in the United Kingdom.
Matthew Tester, also known as Tik, was struck by a motorist, Shaan Mir, in Walton-upon-Thames, Surrey, on Thursday, April 22. He fatally died at the scene.
Officers were sent to Church Street at about 2.15 p.m. on April 22 to investigate an altercation involving a group of men, according to Surrey Police. According to reports, a white BMW 1 Series collided with two men in the party, killing one and seriously injuring the other. A second man, also in his 40s, suffered serious injuries and is in the hospital recovering.
Shaan Mir is 26 years old and Matthew Tester was 49 years old.
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Shaan Mir, of Arlington Lodge in Weybridge, was arrested on April 22 and charged with murder and attempted murder, according to police.
On Monday, April 26th, he will appear in Guildford Magistrates’ Court. Following the incident, a cordon was set up behind the nearby Marks and Spencer store. Following the “altercation,” Tester was said to be constructing scaffolding in the High Street when he got into a fight with the owner of a BMW, after which Mir got in his car and ran over Tik and the other man several times.
The second man had to be airlifted to the hospital, but he is expected to make a full recovery. “It was just a stupid dispute,” Tik’s postman, who delivered mail to him and his relatives, said of the terrifying incident.
Tester’s family has paid tribute to him, praising his “humor and generosity.” According to his brother, “Tik was a much-loved son, husband, father, brother, uncle and friend to so many. Those who knew him will talk of his humor, 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. The consequences and ripples of Tik’s death will have a lasting effect on so many lives. No mother should expect to outlive their son. Over the past few days, the family have been inundated with condolences, love and such warmth and well wishes from friends across the country – a testament to the love and affection people have for Tik and his family. This has been of a great comfort.”
He added: “Tik is a figure widely known and loved within the scootering community, which have all been rocked by the news of their friend’s tragic death. This affection has so far raised over £11,000 from nearly 500 donations from the scooterists worldwide in a GoFundMe, and £22,000 from the various JustGiving pages set up to help the family.”
Tester’s daughter said: “Dad taught me how to live. Our favorite thing was just to laugh, because even in our darkest time we did it together.” 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.”