The man who was attacked and killed in New Haw on Monday (October 4) has been named by police.

Surrey Police, who are conducting a murder investigation into the killing, said that the victim was 42-year-old Gary Hopkins.

In a statement released Friday (October 8), a spokesperson for Surrey Police said that Gary was from New Haw.

His family described him as "having a heart of gold and someone who would do anything for anyone."

"He was a lovable goof and will be missed dearly," they said.

A murder investigation lead by Surrey and Sussex’s Major Crime Team continues with officers remaining at the scene at Heathervale Road in New Haw to carry out enquiries.

Two 18-year-old men from New Haw, a 28-year-old man from New Haw, a 19-year-old man of no fixed address were arrested on suspicion of murder and have since been release under investigation.

A 31-year-old man from New Haw was also arrested on suspicion of murder and remains in custody.

"Our deepest sympathies are with Gary’s family and friends at this difficult time," Senior Investigating Officer, Detective Chief Inspector Charlotte Rimmer said. "The investigating team are doing everything possible to gather the evidence we need to hold those responsible to account. However we need help. I am continuing to appeal to anyone who has any information, at all, to assist us. You may be willing to come forward and talk to my team directly, but if not and you do not wish to give your name, please call the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111," she added.

To give information to the investigation, go to the Surrey Police website, or call 101, and quote PR/45210104788.