A young Watford man appeared at a magistrate’s court yesterday (June 26) charged with murder of decorated war hero Andy Szaruta.
The 63-year-old man was hit by a car on the A303 in Wiltshire on Friday, June 21 where he was taken to hospital by air ambulance but sadly died two days later.
Watford man Tarkan Agca, 23, of Crusader Way appeared at Swindon Magistrates Court charged with the murder of Mr Szaruta.
He remains in custody and is next due to appear at Bristol Crown Court next month, on July 26.
Andy, a loyal husband to wife Susan, and loving father to daughter Rachel, 28, and son Christian, 32, was travelling to London with his wife and daughter to visit Christian and his fiancée for the weekend.
Christian had organised a surprise belated birthday day out, a father and son race car experience day, which sadly they did not get the opportunity to enjoy.
Andy was a Sergeant Major in the Royal Marine Commandos for 22 years. He 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, Andy worked as a facilities and operations director, and lived with his wife and daughter in Bridgwater, Somerset.
He greatly enjoyed spending time with his family, in particular supporting Christian in his racing career at racing circuits throughout the UK and Europe.