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Man is charged with 'road rage' murder of Donald Lock

By Rachael Burnett

Published 20/07/2015

Stabbed: Donald Lock
Stabbed: Donald Lock

A man has been charged with the murder of great-grandfather Donald Lock.

The 79-year-old was stabbed repeatedly in an apparent road rage attack last Thursday evening, shortly after he was given the all-clear from cancer.

Matthew Daley (34), from Worthing, West Sussex, has been charged with murder and possession of a knife in a public place in connection with the incident on the A24 at Findon, near Worthing.

Daley, of St Elmo Road, Worthing, has been remanded in custody and will appear at Crawley Magistrates' Court today.

Detective Chief Inspector Paul Rymarz, of Surrey and Sussex major crime team, said: "Mr Lock's family has asked that they be left to grieve and are not contacted directly.

"I would like to thank the public and media for their help with the investigation."

Mr Lock, described by his devastated family as "kind and loving", was on his way back from a cycling meeting when he was involved in a car crash.

On Saturday, tearful members of Mr Lock's family hugged each other as they told of their sadness, and thanked members of the public who tried to save him.

His voice cracking with emotion, Mr Lock's son Andrew said: "On Thursday evening dad was taken from us in what can only be described as an horrific and unprovoked attack.

"Our whole family are absolutely devastated with the loss of someone who can only be described as gentle, kind and loving."

He said the family were "overwhelmed" at the outpouring of support they had received, and "deeply grateful" to members of the public who tried to save his father.

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