The family of a murdered Brackley man have released a statement paying tribute to him.
23-year-old Augustus (Gus) Davies was killed on Friday, 22 June 2018, and found dead at his home in Old Town, Brackley, three days later on Monday, 25 June, having suffered multiple stab wounds. A post-mortem examination found he died as a result of stab wounds to the neck.
23-year-old Robert Field, of Old Town, Brackley, pleaded guilty to his murder at Northampton Crown Court back in January, and was sentenced to life in prison on Friday (24 May), with a minimum term of 15 years and three months.
Following the sentencing, a statement from Mr Davies' family has been released:
“As a family we would like to say a huge thank you to the police, victim support and all the services who have been involved in this case. The police have gone over and beyond to successfully resolve this heinous crime and their time, patience and fortitude have been remarkable. All agencies have worked tirelessly to make the last few months bearable for us all.
“Gus was a son, brother, grandson, uncle, boyfriend and close friend to many. He made a huge impression on everyone he met and it is tragic that his life has been taken at such an early age.
“Today’s sentence will never bring Gus back and in our eyes will never be long enough but at least his killer can no longer inflict the pain that we have had to go through on others.
“We will always grieve the loss of Gus and today, while helping us bring some closure, will never take away the fact that Gus had his future taken away so needlessly.”