The family of a man who died after being found badly injured and naked in a skip has paid tribute to their ‘loving big blue eyed silver fox’.
Michael Hunt was found in the skip at the far end of an alleyway off Station Road, South Norwood, at about 7am on Saturday.
Mr Hunt, who was known as Irish Mick, was suffering from injuries to his head and body and died about five hours later in Kings College Hospital.
The 37-year-old, of Holmesdale Road, South Norwood, was originally from Waterford, Ireland, and to south London for work about six years ago.
In a statement his family said: “We love and miss you lots and lots, you will never be forgotten.
"Mick was such a kind gentle natured spirit, always happy-go-lucky with a dry sense of humour.
“He had a kind heart and was a loving big blue-eyed silver fox.
“Mick was very family orientated; he was loved by everyone who he came into contact with him.”
A post-mortem examination was held at the Princess Royal University Hospital in Bromley.
The cause of death was released today as a blunt trauma to the head and torso with associated complications.
Officers investigating Mr Hunt’s murder will be returning to Station Road at 10.30pm tomorrow night to try trace people who were in the area last Friday night or early Saturday morning and may have witnessed the attack.
Three people have been arrested in connection with the killing.
Arry James Green, of no fixed abode, appeared at Camberwell Green Magistrates Court this morning via videolink charged with Mr Hunt’s murder.
The 21-year-old has been remanded in custody to appear at the Old Bailey on Monday morning.
Two other people – a 24-year-old woman and a 38-year-old man – were arrested in the Brighton area earlier today.
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