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Man arrested in Geoff Seggie murder inquiry

Murder victim Geoff Seggie Image copyright Derbyshire Police
Image caption Derbyshire Constabulary launched a murder inquiry after Geoff Seggie was found dead at his home in Mackworth

A man has been arrested on suspicion of murdering a father-of-two who was found dead in his home.

Geoff Seggie, 59, was discovered at his house in Mackworth, Derbyshire, on Thursday evening.

Mr Seggie's family said they were "devastated" by his death and described him as their "best friend and hero".

Derbyshire Police said a 31-year-old man was arrested on Tuesday morning on suspicion of murder and remains in police custody for questioning.

In a statement, Mr Seggie's family said: "Everyone loved him. He always had a smile on his face and was always there supporting his family.

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"He was our best friend and our hero and now we don't have him.

"We are totally devastated and will miss him greatly. We just want him to walk back through the door."

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Image caption Police believe Mr Seggie's car - a black Honda Civic Sport - may have been driven to Cardiff

Detectives are still appealing for information about a car belonging to Mr Seggie, a black Honda Civic with the registration FH04 YCP, which they believe was driven to Cardiff on Thursday afternoon.

Det Insp Emlyn Richards, who is leading the murder investigation, previously said finding Mr Seggie's car was a "crucial part" of the inquiry and asked for help in finding it.

Officers are still appealing for information about the car.

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