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Family of murdered Wellingborough man Karoly Varga pay tribute

Karoly Varga
Image caption Karoly Varga was a wealthy man despite his simple lifestyle

The family of a man found murdered in his home have paid tribute to a "dedicated father and grandfather".

Karoly Varga, 76, was found dead with head injuries at his home in Cannon Street, Wellingborough, Northamptonshire, on 30 July.

His family said in a statement Mr Varga worked very hard throughout his working life, running a family business.

"He will be missed, not only by his family but those he helped as well," the statement said.

The statement, released through Northamptonshire Police, said: "He (Mr Varga) frequently tried to help others and empathised with fellow Hungarians who arrived new to the country.

'Senseless murder'

"He would offer support and knowledge he had gained over the years.

"It was something he never had when he first came to Northamptonshire more than 50 years ago, which made him want to help people even more."

Northamptonshire Police said the most likely motive for the murder of Mr Varga, known as Charlie to friends, was theft.

Det Ch Insp Martin Kinchin, leading the investigation, said officers were following a number of lines of inquiry and appealed for anyone with any information to come forward.

He added: "This was a senseless murder of a defenceless man. It has clearly had a significant impact on the family and wider community.

"We cannot stress how important it is for anyone who saw anything, has any information or knew Mr Varga, to come forward."

Detectives are still searching for the missing murder weapon.

Two men and two women who were arrested have been released on bail.

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