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Tribute paid to murdered man Murrey Paulson while investigation into his death continues

Posted on 22nd July 2017

The family of a man murdered in Normanton have described him as ‘always happy and smiling’ while the police investigation focuses on the last hours of his life.

A murder inquiry was launched on Wednesday, July 19 after the body of Murrey Paulson (52) was found at his home in Meynell Street.

Now his family have released this statement in tribute to him: “Murrey was a genuinely lovely person who helped anyone he could. He was always happy, smiling and we all loved him very, very much.”

Officers were first called to Meynell Street at 7.30am that morning to reports that a man was at a house with an injury to his throat.

This man was taken to hospital with serious injuries, where he remains.

Officers then discovered Mr Paulson’s body in his home further down the street. It is thought that Mr Paulson and the injured man knew each other.

DCI Gareth Meadows, who is leading the investigation, said: “The inquiry is now focussed on trying to find people who last saw Murrey alive.

“We want to hear from anyone who saw Murrey in the days before he died, or anyone who visited his home.

“We’re particularly interested in speaking to anyone who saw Murrey late on the afternoon of Tuesday, July 18, through to 8am the next morning.”

Witnesses or anyone with information is asked to ring 101 quoting incident number 135 of July 19. You can also request a call back by completing the online form on our website http://www.derbyshire.police.uk/Contact-Us/Give-Us-Feedback/Online-Contact.aspx

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