A man, who was beaten to death with a shovel during a row about a parking space, has donated his heart to a young patient ‘who had just days to live’.
Quhey Saunders, suffered fatal head injuries following the attack at Cobham Services on the M25 in Surrey.
It is believed he was fatally injured in front of his parents during a row in a petrol station forecourt.
After having his life support machine switched off yesterday afternoon, the 20-year-old’s heart was donated.
In a heartbreaking video, dozens of Quhey’s friends and family can be seen gathered outside St George’s Hospital in London to wave him a ‘final goodbye’.
As the air ambulance takes off to transfer the organ, the youngster’s brother Luke, who posted the clip, shouts out ‘Go on our Quhey! One last flight our Quhey! One more flight. Oh our Quhey, our Quhey.’
Others can be heard crying and shouting: ‘We love you Quhey!’
Posting on Facebook after the transfer, Luke said: ‘Quhey my baby brother you stole the show again.
‘Centre of attention as always he has donated his heart to a young man that had no more than a couple of days to live and needed a heart transplant desperately.
‘You got one last flight brother and went out in style. Your legacy will live forever my king, a legend never dies.’
Following the beating on Monday, police rushed to the scene to reports of a fight between two groups of people.
Two men fled the scene in a white van – which was later found abandoned in Chessington, and has been recovered by police.
Police launched a murder investigation after his life support machine was switched off.
Detective Chief Inspector Jo Hayes said: ‘This was a horrifying attack at a busy petrol station on the M25 and I am sure that there are people who saw what happened but have not yet spoken to my officers.
‘This is now a murder investigation and we are pursuing all avenues of inquiry to bring those responsible to justice.
‘There are reports of people filming on mobile phones during the altercation and immediately afterwards, and it is imperative that we get hold of their footage.
‘There were vehicles on the forecourt during the fight and I want to speak to those drivers and view any dashcam footage they may have.’
He also called for a man wearing military or camouflage clothing to come forward who might have ‘very valuable information for the investigation’.
He added: ‘Finally, although we have recovered the van, we still need to piece together its movements.