Murder investigation launched in Magor, Monmouthshire
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A murder investigation has been launched following the death of a man in Magor, Monmouthshire.
We received a call shortly before 2.30am on Monday 20 December, reporting a fire in a caravan at The Beeches Residential Caravan Park, Grange Wood, Knollbury.
A 52-year-old local man was taken to hospital for treatment, however, died from his injuries on Monday morning.
He can now be named as Richard Grenfell Thomas.
A 42-year-old man from Monmouthshire was arrested on suspicion of murder and remains in police custody.
Mr Thomas’ family are being supported by specialist officers.
Mr Thomas' family have released the following tribute to him:
“Our dearly beloved Richard Grenfell Thomas, who was known by his nickname Shrew, was one-of-a-kind. He will be sorely missed by his family and many friends.
“Mum and Dad, brothers, sister-in-laws, aunts, uncles and cousins are all very much shocked by his sudden passing. “Richard made and took his own chances in life, living it to the full – there was never a dull moment with him. He was a strong character, well-known and a lively person, with an eclectic circle of friends and interests.
“Rest in peace Richard, we know even in death you will still be your own free spirit.”