Sussex stabbing: 'We were married for 55 years and it ends like this?' – widow of 'road rage' victim Don Lock speaks of her grief

79 year-old great-grandfather Don Lock died by the roadside on Thursday night following an alleged 'road rage' incident

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The wife of a pensioner who was knifed to death in an alleged road rage incident has spoken of her devastation.

Donald Lock, 79 was stabbed repeatedly when he got out of his car following a collision with a vehicle on the A24 near Findon on Thursday. He died at the scene at around 8:40pm.

His wife Maureen visited the site for the first time yesterday evening with family members. She told reporters: “We were married for 55 years and it ends like this. He was a wonderful husband for 55 years and it has to finish like this. He was just a wonderful husband.”

A 34-year-old man, named locally as Matthew Daley from Worthing, is being questioned by police in connection with the incident following an 18-hour-long search by armed officers. Sussex Police say that they were “not looking for anyone else at this time” in connection with the incident.

A knife has also been seized and sent for forensic examination.

In a statement, Mr Lock’s family said: “He loved travelling the world with his wife Maureen and he adored his family. He and Maureen had just celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary.” He had also recently beaten cancer.

Mr Lock, known as Don, is also survived by his two children, four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren, whilst a sixth great-grandchild is due later this year.

Detective Superintendent Adam Hibbert, of the Sussex and Surrey major crime team, said: “A man is in custody on suspicion of murder. I continue to appeal to anyone who witnessed the collision on the A24 at 8:40pm last night, or who may have CCTV or dashboard cameras of the area at that time, to come to assist our investigation.”

Anyone with information is asked to call Sussex Police on 101, or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111, quoting Operation Wise.

With additional reporting by PA