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Amesbury murder probe: Victim Andy Szaruta was war hero

Andy Szaruta Image copyright Family Photo
Image caption Andy Szaruta died in the crash near Solstice Park, near Amesbury on Friday

A man who died after being hit by a car was a decorated war veteran who served in the Falklands and Bosnia.

Andy Szaruta, of Bridgwater, Somerset, was killed in the crash near Solstice Park, Amesbury, on Friday.

The former Royal Marine Commando sergeant major was on his way to London with his wife and daughter to visit family for the weekend.

Tarkan Agca appeared before Swindon magistrates earlier charged with murder.

The 23-year-old, from Crusader Way, Watford, was remanded in custody to appear at Bristol Crown Court on 26 July.

Mr Szaruta's family said during his military career he had gained medals for serving in the Falklands War, two tours in Northern Ireland, and a NATO medal during the Bosnian war.

Upon retiring from the marines, the 63-year-old worked as a facilities and operations director.

He was described as "loyal husband and loving father".

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