The broken-hearted family of a young man who died in hospital after an incident at a motorway service station have paid tribute to their kind-hearted son.

Quhey Saunders, 20, died at St George’s Hospital in Tooting on Wednesday, June 28, after an alleged attack at Cobham Services on the M25 two days earlier.

Two weeks on, his family paid tribute to the 20-year-old who “had his whole life ahead of him”.

“Quhey was a very kind-hearted boy, always full of laughter, loved life and loved enjoyment,” they said.

“He was very respectful to his elders and the sick.

“He was always laughing, always happy and loved every day of life.

“He lived life to the full and his life was taken very young.

“He had his whole life in front of him and was taken for no reason at all.”

His mother added: “Quhey was the heart of the whole family. All our hearts are broken.

“The family is very close and he will be missed by his brothers and sisters.”

After his death it emerged that Quhey donated his heart to a young man who had just days left to live.

His mother added: “Quhey donated his organs and he has saved lives. I wish those people who have received Quhey’s organs well and I hope they live a long and happy life.

“We would like to thank everyone all around the world for their support and messages of condolence.

“Thank you to all the staff at St George’s Hospital – they were angels – and thank you to everyone for their support. Everyone has been very kind.”

Two men have been charged with murder, and police are not currently looking for anyone else in connection with the attack.

Simon Daniel baker, 22, from Green Lane, Outwood, near Redhill, will stand trial at the Old Bailey on November 7. The trial is set to last between two and three weeks.

Mikey Joseph Couyle, 21, from Barnes, has also been charged with Mr Saunders’ murder.

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