THE family of a murdered Swindon man have paid tribute to him following his funeral in Swindon yesterday.

The tribute  to Aulton 'Tom' Rogers read: "Today we have bid farewell to the beloved Tom Rogers, father to David; brother to Roy, Dawn and Karen.

"We have been saddened and shocked by the circumstances of Tom's death. However, as a family, we have chosen to focus on the wonderful life that Tom had and the fact that he was a good man, who tried his best in life.

"Tom was a unique person, with an adventurous spirit.

"His funeral was attended by many members of his family and friends from all over the world, followed by a celebration of his life, held at the Woodlands Edge Pub, where he enjoyed working as part of a team.

"He will be sadly missed by all who knew him. ”

"We would like to thank everyone for their kindness, thoughts and prayers.

"As Tom would say; "Give my love to all". "