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Mother pays tribute to murdered son Colin Armstrong found in Macmerry

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Image caption Colin Armstrong's body was discovered at a house in the Greenmill Brae area

The mother of a man found murdered in an East Lothian house has paid tribute to her "loving, gentle" son.

Police Scotland has appealed for witnesses after 49-year-old Colin Armstrong was found at the property in Macmerry on Tuesday.

Officers want to speak to anyone who was in the Greenmill Brae area of the village in the early hours of Tuesday.

They are also keen to hear from anyone who saw a Honda Civic car in Macmerry or Tranent overnight.

Anne Gray, 74, Mr Armstrong's mother, said: "Colin was a loving, gentle, harmless, friendly but very private man, who was a much loved son and brother of a family, now devastated by his death.

"Colin was left badly affected by the death of his identical twin brother Stephen, who died from cancer in 2009.

"Now Colin has been cruelly taken from us, this tragedy leaves a huge hole in me and my family.

"He will be sorely missed, but always remembered by all who knew him."

Image caption Police Scotland has appealed for witnesses who were in the area in the early hours of Tuesday

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