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Carterton murder inquiry: Melvin Hillier was 'larger than life'

Melvin Hillier
Image caption A post-mortem examination found Mr Hillier died after suffering a "blunt impact to the head"

A man found dead after suffering a head injury was a "larger than life" character, his family has said.

The body of Melvin Hillier, 52, from Witney, was found at The Tower Centre in Alvescot Road, Carterton, Oxfordshire, last Thursday morning.

Two men and a woman were arrested on suspicion of murder and later bailed. Post-mortem tests found Mr Hillier suffered a "blunt impact to the head".

His family said: "Melvin was a much loved son, brother and uncle."

They added: "He was a larger than life character who was kind and generous. He will always be missed.

"We would like to convey our thanks to the police for their help and kindness and to our friends and family who have been so supportive. "

Those arrested - a woman, 27, and man, 48, both from Carterton, and a man, 59, of no fixed abode - were released until 22 May.

Thames Valley Police said the cause of death was a bleed on the brain but that further tests were to be carried out.

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