The family of a man found dead at a house in Whiston have paid an emotional tribute to their loved one.
Tony Gibbons, 54, was found suffering from fatal injuries at a house on Martock, Whiston, on Sunday afternoon.
He was taken to hospital by paramedics but died en route.
A 55-year-old man arrested on Sunday afternoon on suspicion of murder is today still being questioned by police.
Mr Gibbons’ family paid tribute, saying his tragic death left a “huge hole” that would never be filled.
His family said: “Tony loved music and going out with friends to the local labour club. Everyone loved him and he was the life and soul everywhere he went.
“Tony as a person was loved and respected by everyone. He’ll be sadly missed and always loved by all his family and friends.
“His death leaves a huge hole in our family and we are devastated by this loss.
“We would ask that we are left alone at this time to grieve in peace.”
An investigation to establish the full circumstances surrounding the incident is continuing and at this time the death is still being treated as unexplained.