Driver, 26, arrested for murder after ‘mowing down and killing a man and leaving another seriously injured in hospital’

POLICE have arrested a driver on suspicion of murder after he allegedly mowed down and killed a man and left a second seriously injured.

Investigators allege the driver, 26, rammed the pair in broad daylight next to a Marks and Spencer supermarket in Walton-on-Thames, Surrey.

A cordon is in place behind the store and the car park is closed as detectives probe the horror smash.

Surrey Police say they were called to reports of a row between a group of men on Church Street at around 2.15pm Thursday.

The force said one of the men got into his car, a white BMW, and reportedly drove into two of the other men in the group.

Despite the efforts of paramedics, a man in his 40s was pronounced dead at the scene, the force said in a statement.

A second man was airlifted to hospital but is expected to recover.

A 26-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder and attempted murder, police said.

Officers confirmed they are not currently seeking anyone else in connection with the incident while they continue carrying out enquiries.

Detective Chief Inspector Dave Springett said: “From our initial enquiries, it appears that an altercation has taken place, leading to a physical confrontation, which then resulted in one of the group getting into his car and driving at two of the other men.

“Tragically, this has resulted in the death of one man and left another seriously injured and our thoughts are with their family and friends at this extremely difficult time.”

Surrey Police have urged anyone with any information to come forward, quoting incident reference PR/P21083894.

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