Family pay tribute to 'outgoing and funny' stab victim

The family of a man who died in a stabbing have described him as "outgoing and funny".

Raymond Groves, 48, of Hartcliffe, Bristol, was found dead at a house in Strawberry Fields in Easterton, near Devizes, Wiltshire, on 2 July.

In a tribute released by Wiltshire Police, his family said they will "miss him dearly".

His family said he was known as Boo and was “always there for people when they needed a chat".

The rear view of a forensics van parked outside a residential street
Mr Groves was found dead at a property in Easterton, near Devizes, on 2 July [BBC]

Three people, including his ex-partner Helen Shakespeare, have been charged in connection with Mr Groves' death.

Ms Shakespeare, 53, of Strawberry Fields, and Anthony Hodges-Hillier, 33, of Brooklands, Royal Wootton Bassett, have both been charged with murder and conspiracy to commit murder.

Letishia Goodwin, 29, of Strawberry Fields, has been charged with conspiracy to commit murder.

All three have been remanded in custody ahead of a trial set to begin in February 2025.

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