Southbourne man found dismembered was 'true gentleman'

Glenys Molyneaux and William Spiller Glenys Molyneaux and William Spiller had been together for two years

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A man whose body parts were found in boxes was "a true gentleman", his partner has said.

William Spiller, 48, was discovered at the property in Lacey Court, Stedman Road, Southbourne, on 17 August.

An inquest, opened and adjourned on Monday, heard his body had been dismembered and put in plastic boxes.

His son, Nathan Robinson, of Kingswinford, near Dudley, appeared at Winchester Crown Court charged with his murder.

In a statement issued through Dorset Police, Mr Spiller's partner, 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.

The inquest, in Bournemouth, heard the cause of death was unascertained and further tests were required.

Police previously said they believed Mr Spiller had died several weeks before he was discovered.

Mr Robinson was remanded in custody until his plea hearing on 30 August.

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