This is the first picture of murder victim Paul Tully, who was beaten to death at a house in St Helens.
Mr Tully’s family have today issued an emotional tribute to the 35-year-old.
They said: “Paul was always polite to people such as his neighbours and local shop keepers. He would always pay back any money he owed, even a couple of pence to shops from previous visits.
“Paul was no angel and has been through some hard times with all his family but he was a likeable lad with a cheeky smile and we all loved him.
“He loved reading and writing short stories and listening to talk radio. He will be missed greatly by all his family and will always be loved by us all.”
Mr Tully was found dead at a house in St Helens last Thursday (August 14). Jamie Hughes, 33, of no fixed address, has been charged with his murder.
A second man, also arrested in connection with Mr Tully’s killing, has made released on police bail pending further inquiries.