Operation Rosette – Family of victim release tribute

Hampshire Constabulary have released the name of a man who died following an incident in Totton.

Officers received reports that a man had been seriously assaulted at a home in Salisbury Road at around 7.45pm on Saturday 25 August.

The man was transported to hospital but was pronounced dead on arrival.

He was Courtney Jones, 26, of Deerlands Avenue, Sheffield, South Yorkshire.

Courtney’s family have released the following tribute: “Courtney was the most loving and loyal person you could meet. He was free spirited and kind and was very much looking forward to becoming a dad.

“He was also a fantastic step dad and partner to his girlfriend. He will be greatly missed by all that knew him.

“This tragic loss has affected his family deeply. A bright shining light of goodness has sadly left this world.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101, quoting Operation Rosette, or call the charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.