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Newport hotel forecourt fire: Ramaz Raulinautis tribute

Ramunas Raulinautis
Image caption Mr Raulinautis was found in front of the Gateway Express hotel in Newport

The partner of a 34-year-old man who died after suffering severe burns has paid tribute to a "loving, kind person".

Ramunas, known as Ramaz, Raulinautis was found in front of the Gateway Express hotel on Chepstow Road, Newport, late on 9 March.

His partner has encouraged people with information about his death to contact police.

A 27-year-old man has been charged with his murder.

Mr Raulinautis died at a burns unit at Morriston Hospital in Swansea on 12 March. Gwent Police believe he was assaulted before he was discovered.

His partner Mandy said in a statement released through police: "Ramaz was a loving, kind person. I loved him very much. I am devastated to hear of his tragic death.

"I encourage people to come forward to the police if they have any information."

Anyone in the Chepstow Road area of Newport between 1900 and 2215 GMT on 9 March is asked to call Gwent Police on 101 or the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

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