A grandfather murdered in Weybridge earlier this month as been described as "an absolute gentleman who loved his kids very much", in a family statement.

Glen Hopgood, 52, was found dead at an address in Old Palace Road at around 1.40am on January 8.

59-year-old Weybridge man Ralph Carter was arrested at the scene of the incident and remains in custody ahead of his scheduled appearance at the Central Criminal Court on March 31.

Police previously stated it was believed the men were known to each other.

Paying tribute to his father this week, his son Glenny said: “Dad was one of the funniest people you would meet.

"He loved his jokes and his one liners. He wore his heart on his sleeve and was always laughing with a smile on his face.

"He loved his family and his dog Archie was his best mate. He was also a huge Chelsea FC fan – football was really important to him.

“Dad really enjoyed his films and music. He always took the time to speak to people and always said hello to everyone.

"He was very generous would share his last pound. He was a true one of a kind.”

The family are raising money to help pay for Glen's funeral. To donate, please go to https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/kerry-jury-1?utm_term=w8D2kVR7w