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Tribute to Southbourne murder victim

The partner of a 48-year-old man who was allegedly murdered in Southbourne has issued a tribute to the media.

At around 1.30pm on Monday 17 June 2013 the body of a man was located at an address at Lacey Court on Stedman Road in Southbourne.

On Tuesday 19 June 2013, a 26-year-old man was arrested in the West Midlands area and subsequently charged with murder.

An inquest was opened and adjourned at 2.30pm on Monday 24 June 2013 at the coroner’s court in Bournemouth. Evidence was heard that 48-year-old William Robert Spiller from Bournemouth was found dead at his home address on 17 June 2013. The cause of death was unascertained pending further laboratory tests.

The partner of William Spiller, Glenys Molyneaux, said: “Will was only with us for two years but he became a much loved member of our family. He will be greatly missed.

“Our loss is going to be very hard to bear but we are left with some wonderful memories of a true gentleman with a big heart, a lovely sense of humour and a loving nature.

“Please respect our privacy at this sad time and allow us to grieve in peace.

“Many thanks to Dorset Police and the liaison support team who have been, and continue to be, there for us.”

Issued: 25 June 2013

William Spiller