A MAN who was found dead at his home in Andover last week has been named.

Stuart Crocker, aged 62, of New Street in Andover was found by paramedics at his home address on Wednesday, June 28.

A murder investigation has been launched into his death and police have arrested two people.

On Monday, July 3, Stuart’s family have released a photograph and said "as a family, we are shocked and saddened to hear of Stuart’s death.

The family said: “He lived his life the way he wanted to, and no one had the right to take that away from him. May he rest in peace.”

Police said that his family continues to be supported by specialist officers.

A 36-year-old woman from Andover was arrested in Birmingham on suspicion of murder.

A 27-hour warrant of further detention was granted on Sunday (June 2) to allow officers more time to investigate.

She remains in custody at this time.

A 43-year-old man from Aldridge has been arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender. He has been released on police bail.

Detective chief inspector Rod Kenny said: “We understand Stuart’s death will come as a shock to the community and those that knew him.

“If you knew Stuart and believe you have information that may assist the enquiry, we would encourage you to come forward and share that information.

“We continue to appeal to the wider public for any information that may be relevant to our investigation.”

Anyone with information is asked to call 101 with reference Op Brier. You can also submit information online via police portal - Public Portal (mipp.police.uk).