Driver, 26, appears in court for murder after he ‘ran down and killed dad-of-two in M&S car park’
A DRIVER accused of repeatedly running over and murdering a dad-of-two in a M&S car park is facing trial.
Matthew 'Tik' Tester, who was due to turn 50 next month, suffered fatal chest injuries when he was mowed down by the BMW in Walton-on-Thames.
A second man, aged in his 40s, was also injured in the horror on Thursday but is expected to recover.
It is alleged Tik had been involved in a "stupid dispute" with the car's driver before he was run over.
Shaan Mir, 26, today appeared at Guildford Crown Court charged with murder and attempted murder.
No pleas were entered but a provisional trial date was set for November 22.
Mir, who wore a grey prison jumpsuit, was remanded in custody to next appear for a hearing on July 27.
He earlier appeared for a short hearing at the town's magistrates' court where he spoke only to confirm his age, date of birth and address.
Tik's heartbroken family have paid tribute to the moped enthusiast, who had twin teen daughters with his wife Kim.
One of the girls said: "Dad taught me how to live.
"Our favourite thing was just to laugh, because even in our darkest time we did it together."
His brother said: "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. It is 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."
A fundraising page set up to help Mr Tester's partner and their two girls has raised more than £21,800 so far, with hundreds of well-wishers paying their respects.
Surrey Police have urged anyone with any information to come forward, quoting incident reference PR/P21083894.
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