Four remanded over dying man in van

FOUR men have been remanded in custody after they appeared in court charged with murdering a man who was found dying in the back of a van.

Tom Johnston, 24, Ben Johnston, 26, their father Robert Johnston, 56, all from Pampisford, Cambridge, and Shaun Matthews, 54, from Whittlesford, Cambridge, were all charged with killing Shaleem Amar, 33, from Hancocks Mount, Sunningdale, near Ascot, Berkshire.

They appeared yesterday at Slough Magistrates' Court and will face a hearing at Reading Crown Court on Tuesday, Thames Valley Police said.

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Amar, a 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 postmortem examination showed Amar, who had moved to the area with his family just two months ago, died from head injuries.