South East Wales

Porthcawl death: Paul Trevelyan's family pay tribute

Paul Trevelyan
Image caption Family describe Paul Trevelyan as a "a gentle, kind and thoughtful person"

Tribute has been paid to a family man who died at his home in a seaside town.

South Wales Police are treating the death of Paul Trevelyan, 50, from Nottage in Porthcawl, as murder.

A 23-year-old man, who is in hospital, has been arrested on suspicion of murder. On Friday officers said they had been unable to interview him.

A family statement said they are devastated by Mr Trevelyan's death. They thanked neighbours and friends for their support.

"The family have been left in a state of shock and are trying to come to terms with the loss of Paul," they said, describing him as a "loving husband and a dearly loved father, son, brother, brother-in-law, nephew, uncle and son-in-law".

"He was extremely hard working and very highly respected by his work colleagues and friends," said the statement issued via police.

'Comfort'

"As a gentle, kind and thoughtful person, he was always willing to help others.

"He was a family man and enjoyed the simple pleasures in life."

Image caption Police were called to the scene on Sunday

The family said they wanted to thank the South Wales Police family liaison team for their support as well as friends, neighbours and colleagues.

"It is very much appreciated and has been a great source of comfort," they said.

"The family now ask that their privacy be respected as they try to come to terms with the loss of Paul."

Mr Trevelyan was found at his home on Sunday at 00:20 BST after police were called to the property following an incident.

Officers have appealed for witnesses to call them on 0656 306099 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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