Man, 20, murdered with shovel at service station

By Justice Kofi Bimpeh
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.

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.

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.

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.
He was fatally battered in front of his parents, according to reports
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.

Touching messages have been posted on social media paying tribute to the popular young man.
Levi Harbour, of Wickford, Essex, posted: "RIP Quhey Saunders. This fella was a gentlemen to me one of the slickest boys I knew!

"Always joking about. It just doesn't seem right!
"Only 20 years old and to think I was running up and down on a football pitch with him a thew weeks ago! God only takes the best."

Friend Tom Polley added: "RIP Quhey Saunders.
"What a nice and loving young man that I had the pleasure of meeting and growing up with.
"Heaven has gained an angel. You will be missed but never forgotten and my thoughts are with the Saunders family at this tough time."

Michael Odriscoll said: "Heartbroken isn't the word. Don't know what I'm gonna do without him. Rest in perfect peace my cousin."

A murder investigation has been launched into Mr Saunders' death and detectives are appealing for information.
Senior investigating officer Detective Chief Inspector Paddy Mayers, of Essex Police, said: "I would like to reassure the public that we are thoroughly investigating the circumstances of this incident.

"At this time we are following a number of lines of enquiry, but I would specifically ask for anyone who may have seen a white panel van or a blue Ford Focus either at the location; in the minutes leading up the incident; or immediately after the incident; to get in touch with us.

"Any information, no matter how small, could be vital."
 
Source: Daily Mirror