Surrey: Man arrested on suspicion of murder after car 'driven at group of men' leaving one dead

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A murder investigation has been launched in the wake of a man's death after a car was "driven at a group of men" in Surrey following reports of an "altercation".

Police say the man, who was in his 40s, received treatment from paramedics but was declared dead at the scene.

A second man was airlifted to hospital, although he is expected to recover.

Following the incident, Surrey Police released a statement in which they said a 26-year-old man had been arrested on suspicion of both murder and attempted murder.

No one else was being sought in connection with the incident, according to the force.

The statement said: "Police were called to Church Street around 2.15pm following reports that an altercation had taken place between a group of men.

"One of the men then got into his car, a white one series BMW, and is reported to have driven at two of the other men in the group."

Extensive cordons were put in place following the incident in Walton-on-Thames.

Detective Chief Inspector Dave Springett said: "We understand that a serious incident like this has caused a lot of concern in the local community and we would like to reassure residents that we are doing everything we can to establish what has happened.

"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."

Information can be reported to the police by calling 101 and using incident number PR/P21083894.