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Southport death: Wayne Lowe was 'much-loved'

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Image caption Wayne Lowe's mother said he had "a big heart"

A man found dead at a house in Southport, Merseyside was "much-loved" and had "a big heart" his family has said.

Wayne Lowe, 33, from Southport, was discovered at a property on Linaker Street on Sunday.

Post-mortem tests revealed he died from blunt force head and neck trauma.

His mother and stepfather, Jillian and Ken Atkins said they were "completely devastated", adding he was "a great father and adored his son Lewis".

A 31-year-old man from Skelmersdale, Lancashire, has been charged with Mr Lowe's murder and is due before Liverpool Crown Court on Monday.

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