THE man who died in an incident in the Charford area of Bromsgrove has been named on social media as Wayne Coventry.

Mr Coventry, who was aged in his 30s, was found by police seriously injured at house in Humphrey Avenue, at around 10pm on Monday (October 14).

He was pronounced dead at the scene and police have launched a murder investigation.

In a touching tribute on Facebook, his cousin, Stacie Jane, said: "Sadly on this fateful day our family was torn apart, my beloved cousin Wayne Coventry gained his angel wings.

"The pain is unreal for everyone, total shock heartache and disbelief! No matter what, he could always make you smile with his jokes and cheeky smile.

"A loving caring gentle man who was taken away way too soon and loved by so many, my heart goes out to all my family near and far at this difficult and heartbreaking time."

Murder probe launched

Speaking last night as police increased patrols in the area to reassure residents, neighbours described the family who live in the home where Mr Coventry was found as "lovely" and expressed their shock about the death.

Detective Inspector Lee Holehouse, from West Mercia Police, said: “We are currently treating this as a murder investigation.

"We understand that this will be concerning to the local community but I would emphasise that we believe this to be an isolated incident."