Camberley man on murder charge as attack victim dies.
November 30, 2001
POLICE in Camberley have charged a 27 year-old man with murder after the victim of an assault in the town early on Saturday morning died from his injuries.
Roy Ayling, 36, from Camberley had received serious head injuries and he was rushed to Frimley Park Hospital where he later died.He was found after police were called to the junction of the High Street and London Road shortly before 2am.
A trained concrete finisher, Roy had lived in the Camberley area all his life. A family spokesman said: "The family are united in grief and absolutely devastated by the loss of Roy, but respectfully request that they be left grieve in peace."
Colin Bland, from Mytchett Road, Camberley, was charged with murder on Tuesday at Woking Court.He was remanded in custody to the Old Bailey on December 3.Detective Inspector Simon Humphreys of Camberley said: "We are continuing to appeal for witnesses following the incident on Saturday night.
"We want anyone who was out at the local clubs on Saturday to come forward if they saw anything, however big or small, as it could help with our investigation."In particular, police are anxious to contact two men who witnessed the assault.They believe the pair might have vital information about the attack. One of the men, of Asian appearance, said he was a doctor and offered to help the victim.The other witness was wearing beige trousers and is believed to have been close to the scene when the assault happened.An ambulance crew took the injured man to Frimley Park Hospital where he died on Monday night.Shortly after the first attack, a 27-year-old man suffered minor injuries after being assaulted as he walked close to the nearby A30 slip-road.Police would like to speak to a group of people who witnessed the incident before leaving in a taxi.Sergeant Alison Barlow, of Camberley police, said: "We are keen to hear from anyone who witnessed either attack.
Anybody with any information should contact Camberley CID on 01276 271131. Alternatively, calls can be made to Surrey Crimestoppers anonymously and free of charge on 0800 555111.