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Heartbroken widow pays tribute to 'wonderful husband' stabbed to death in road rage incident

David Kearns

Published 18/07/2015 | 08:42

Don Lock
Don Lock

The heartbroken widow of a pensioner who was stabbed to death in a suspected 'road rage' attack has paid tribute to her "wonderful husband."

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Don Lock (79) was found with 'multiple stab wounds' at the side of the A24 near Findon in West Sussex in the UK at around 8.40pm on Thursday night.

His widow Maureen Lock held back tears as she spoke to reporters yesterday evening: "We were married for 55 years and it ends like this.”

Laying flowers at the site where her husband’s body was found, she said: "He was a wonderful husband for 55 years and it has to finish like this.

Maureen Lock (L) laying flowers at the scene where her 79-year-old husband Don Lock was stabbed to death Credit: Hannah McKay/PA Wire
Maureen Lock (L) laying flowers at the scene where her 79-year-old husband Don Lock was stabbed to death Credit: Hannah McKay/PA Wire

"He was just a wonderful husband."

Mr Lock was due to become a great grandfather for the sixth time, and was described yesterday by friends as “a man who was hugely loved by his family”.

“Words cannot describe how much he will be missed,” they added.

Police said they had arrested a 34-year-old man on suspicion of Mr Lock's murder following a manhunt.

The retired solicitor, who had only recently beaten cancer, is thought to have bumped into the back of a car in front.

But when he got out of his vehicle, he was confronted and stabbed repeatedly before being left to die by the roadside despite efforts from paramedics and strangers who spotted the 79-year-old.

Don Lock Credit: Sussex Police/PA Wire
Don Lock Credit: Sussex Police/PA Wire

The knifeman then jumped back into his car and sped off.

The 34-year-old man, from Worthing, is being questioned on suspicion of murder after he was arrested by armed officers some 18 hours later.

A Sussex Police spokesman said detectives were "not looking for anyone else at this time" in connection with Mr Lock's death.

Family members ay flowers at the scene where Mr Lock was stabbed to death by another motorist in West Sussex Credit: Hannah McKay/PA Wire
Family members ay flowers at the scene where Mr Lock was stabbed to death by another motorist in West Sussex Credit: Hannah McKay/PA Wire

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