Family tributes to Colin Palmer as police continue murder enquiry
The family has paid tribute to a man who died in Par at the weekend.
In a police statement officers also confirmed that no weapon was used in the incident leading up to Colin Palmer's death.
Mr Palmer, 57, from Biscovey, Par, died in the early hours of Saturday morning.
Mr Palmer’s mother Joan and sister Sharron issued a joint statement which said:“We have been overwhelmed by the positive response from the general public.
"We are astonished by how many people knew Colin. It has given us great support. However he is sadly missed.”
Mr Palmer’s daughters, Melanie and Maria said they were "deeply saddened by the death of their loving father and request time alone to deal”.
Detective Inspector Stuart Ellis, from the major crime investigation team, said: “We are aware that a number of rumours have been circulating locally about Mr Palmer’s death and we can confirm no weapon was used in the incident.
“We are investigating his death and are keen to speak to anyone who was in the area of Robins Close, St Mary’s Road in Biscovey between midnight and 2am on Saturday 17 August.”
A murder enquiry was launched following his death and initially four people, including three men aged 21, 19 and 18 years and a 16-year-old boy, all local, were arrested on suspicion of murder.
The 21 and 19-year-old men and a 16-year-old boy have been released and police say no further action will be taken.
An 18-year-old man has been released on police bail until November pending further enquiries.
Anyone with information which may assist police with the investigation is asked to call 101 quoting GW/13/666.