Tributes have been paid to a man who died following an alleged stabbing in Wiltshire which has since turned into a murder investigation.

Raymond Jr Groves, of Hartcliffe in Bristol, was pronounced dead after officers were called to a house in Strawberry Fields in Easterton, near Devizes, during the evening of Tuesday, July 2.

Police have since released a tribute from the 48-year-old's family, which said: “In loving memory of Raymond Jr Groves, also known as Boo.

“Raymond Jr was an outgoing and funny person. Always there for people when they needed a chat.

“His family and friends will miss him dearly.”

A Wiltshire Police spokesperson said: "Our thoughts are with Raymond’s family at this time."

Anthony Hodges-Hillier, 33, of Brooklands, Royal Wootton Bassett is accused of murder and conspiracy to commit the murder.

Letishia Goodwin, 29, of Strawberry Fields, Easterton is accused of conspiracy to commit murder.

They appeared in Swindon Magistrates' Court on Monday, July 8.

A third suspect, Helen Shakespeare, of Strawberry Fields, Easterton, appeared on Saturday, July 6 at the same court charged with murder and conspiracy to commit murder.

They all appeared at Winchester Crown Court on Tuesday, July 9 and have been remanded in custody until a plea and trial preparation hearing which will be held at Winchester Crown Court on Friday, October 18.