The family of Anton Jardin, the man who was found beaten to death after a party close to V Festival in Chelmsford on the weekend have paid tribute to a 'loving and caring son, brother and uncle'.
Jardin's body was found in the back garden of a property close to the Hylands Park in the early hours of Sunday morning. Ten men were arrested in connection with the incident, and eight have now been bailed. Jardin's family have now paid tribute to the graphic designer.
"Anton was our loving and caring son, brother and uncle," said a statement from his relatives. "He was a talented artist and graphic designer, full of enthusiasm for life," Mr Jardin's family said in a statement issued through the police.
"He loved fitness and sport, including running the London Marathon in 2010 in aid of a local children's hospice.
"He enjoyed travelling, especially a trip to Australia.
"We are devastated at losing him, words cannot express our loss; there is a hole in our lives which cannot be filled.
"He was be sorely missed by friends and family."
The house in which Jardin was found is opposite the site where the likes of The Stone Roses, The Killers and Snow Patrol performed at last weekend's V Festival.