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Matthew Daley, Charged In Donald Lock 'Road Rage' Stabbing Murder In Findon, Appears In Court

20/07/2015 11:51 BST | Updated 21/07/2015 20:59 BST

Matthew Daley, 34, has been remanded in custody after appearing at Crawley Magistrates' Court charged with murdering Donald Lock, 79, in a 'road rage' stabbing on the A24 in Findon, West Sussex.

Matthew Daley, 34, from Worthing, has been charged with the murder of 79-year-old Lock after a man got out of his car and stabbed the pensioner "to pieces" the A24 at Findon in West Sussex on Thursday.

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Matthew Daley is led into court to face a charge of murder over the death of pensioner Don Lock

Lock was brutally attacked on the roadside after a minor collision, when the driver of the car in front got out and stabbed him repeatedly, before fleeing in his own vehicle.

Matthew Daley, of St Elmo Road, Worthing, was charged with murder and possession of a knife in a public place.

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Don Lock was stabbed to death during a road rage incident in Sussex on Thursday night and has been remembered as a "gentle, fair man"

Lock reportedly "rear-ended" the other vehicle, which was a vintage car.

An eyewitness said Lock's wounds were so horrific he was probably ‘dead before he hit the ground’, the Daily Mail reported.

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At the scene of the murder, police seized a knife and sent it for forensic examination.

After a manhunt, Daley was discovered hiding in bushes at a golf course, The Mail also reported.

He was arrested by armed officers around 18 hours after the crime, and has appeared at Crawley Magistrates' Court today.

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