Cambridge: Father and sons remanded over van man murder

A father and his two sons have appeared in court charged with murdering a man found dying in the back of a van.

Robert Johnston, 56, and his sons Tom Johnston, 24, and Ben Johnston, 26, all from Pampisford, near Cambridge, are accused of killing Shaleem Amar from Sunningdale, near Ascot, Berkshire.

Shaun Matthews, 54, from Whittlesford, also appeared at Slough Magistrates’ Court yesterday charged with the murder of Mr Amar.

The married father-of-three was found in the back of a white Mercedes Sprinter van on Wednesday after police firearms officers pulled over the vehicle on the A30 in Sunningdale.

A post-mortem examination showed Mr Amar, who had moved to the area with his family just two months ago, died from head injuries.

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All four men were remanded in custody and will face a hearing at Reading Crown Court on Tuesday, Thames Valley Police have said.

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