Family tribute to murder victim

Jonathan Binns, and below, police at the murder scene
Jonathan Binns, and below, police at the murder scene

The family of Scarborough murder victim Jonathan Binns have paid tribute to the him, stating his death has left a “huge hole” in their lives.

A spokesperson for the family has issued a statement regarding the 41-year-old victim, as they release a picture of Mr Binns, who was murdered in Scarborough on Wednesday 7 August.

A family spokesperson said: “We loved him so very much and we cannot imagine our lives without him.

“Jonathan’s untimely and tragic death has left a huge hole in our lives and we are devastated at the way he has been taken from us.

“This is the most difficult thing we have ever had to deal with and we hope that whoever did this to Jonathan is brought to justice.

“We would be grateful for privacy in order to allow us to grieve for Jonathan.”

Four men have been charged in connection to his death, with two of them charged with his murder.

The other two are facing lesser charges, and all four will appear before a judge in Leeds on Thursday.