‘Heartbroken’ family pays tribute to murdered man found in flat

They said Anthony 'Tony' Collins was a beloved son, brother and uncle and life would never be the same without him.

‘Heartbroken’ family pays tribute to murdered man found in flat Police Scotland

The family of a man found dead in a Port Glasgow flat has paid tribute to him, saying he had a “heart of gold”.

Anthony ‘Tony’ Collins, from Greenock, was pronounced dead after police were called to the property on Mackie Avenue at around 3.30pm on Sunday, May 16.

The 28-year-old’s family said he was a beloved son, brother and uncle and that life would never be the same without him.

Mackie Avenue, Port Glasgow.
Mackie Avenue, Port Glasgow.

Two men, aged 35 and 46, have been charged in connection with Mr Collins’ murder and appeared at Greenock Sheriff Court on Tuesday.

Mr Collins’ family said: “Tony was a much loved son, brother, uncle and friend. Tony was loved by many, he was such a fun-loving character who made everyone laugh. He had a heart of gold and touched the hearts of everyone he met.

“We are beyond heartbroken as a family and cannot put in to words the impact this has had on us all. Life will never be the same without him.”

Investigation: Mr Collins was found dead on May 16.

The investigation into the death continues and police have appealed for anyone with any information to get in touch.

Detective inspector Nikki Wake, from Greenock Police Station, said: “Our investigation remains ongoing and our thoughts at this time are with Tony’s family and friends. Two men, aged 35 and 46, have been charged in connection with his death and appeared at Greenock Sheriff Court on Tuesday.

“I’d ask anyone who can help with our ongoing investigation into this incident to contact officers via 101 and quote incident number 2289 of 16 May.”

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