Murder victim was ‘loving, caring man’

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THE family of Burgh le Marsh murder victim David Twigg have paid a moving tribute to a “loving, funny and caring” man.

Mr Twigg, 46 was killed at his joinery business on the outskirts of the town on the evening of Sunday, March 13 after two men confronted him and started a fire It is understood that the cause of Mr Twigg’s death was smoke inhalation.

His partner Julie Dixon was with Mr Twigg during the frightening confrontation, but was able to escape without serious injury.

Speaking on behalf of his family, she said: “David will be loved and remembered in the hearts of the many people who were fortunate enough to have been a part of his life - for being the loving, funny, caring, compassionate partner, son, friend and bespoke joiner that he was.

“His family and I would like to sincerely thank members of the community and all our friends for their prayers, messages of condolence and kind thoughts which are very much appreciated.

“We would also like to respectfully request that the public try and understand how difficult a time it is for myself, his parents and everyone close to David,” she added.

Police have issued a further witness appeal.

They said: “Information is being sought from the public about the two men, who were white, and were wearing dark clothing with their faces obscured.

“One was approx 6’ tall and the other approx 5’ 7” tall,” they added.

They also wish to speak to passengers who were travelling on the Skegness to Lincoln Stagecoach bus on the afternoon of the murder.

The vehicle called at the bus stop adjacent to Station Yard in the village at approx 3.50pm

“A witness travelling on that bus recalls seeing two small vehicles parked in Station Yard at that time and police would like to trace these cars as the occupants may have helpful information,” they continued.

“The vehicless are small saloons, one dark and one light in colour, with more than one occupant.

“Any passengers on one of the later bus services who were on board when the bus stopped near Station Yard on Sunday are asked to come forward if they can recall seeing any persons, vehicles or activity in the area of Mr Twigg’s workshop in Station Yard.”

Anyone with information about David Twigg or knowledge of what happened on Sunday evening should contact Lincolnshire Police on 0300 111 0300, quoting incident 215 of 16 March.

Alternatively, call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.