The family of a kind-hearted man who would happily help anyone in need, have said he will be truly missed by all.
Steven Coulson, 47, was found dead at his home in Stakeford on Saturday, October 6th.
Police subsequently launched an investigation and a man has been charged with murder.
Following the shock news of his death, an outpouring of grief swept the community, a response which has overwhelmed Mr Coulson's family.
Today Steven's family issued a statement to say they have been touched to see how well-liked and respected he was in the community.
The statement said: “We just wanted to say how moved we are as a family for the lovely response we’ve seen from everyone. It's been really overwhelming for us to see how popular Steven was and to know he will live on in everyone's memories.
"We will miss him every day and we hope you can respect our privacy at this difficult time."
An investigation is ongoing into the circumstances surrounding Mr Coulson's death.
Paul Johnson, of Cleasewell Hill, Guide Post in Ashington will appear at Newcastle Crown Court tomorrow (11) charged with murder.”