THE FAMILY of Philip James Long, who died following an incident in Wrexham in the early hours of Sunday morning, has paid tribute to “a gentleman and devoted daddy.”

In a moving tribute they say Mr Long, 36, from Marchwiel, Wrexham, lived for his family and this is an "utterly devastating loss to his entire family and his many, many friends".

They said: “Phil was a cherished and devoted daddy to his four precious boys and a truly loved and adored husband as well as a loving, wonderful and thoughtful son.

“He was also a beloved brother, uncle, grandson, great grandson, nephew and cousin.

“He was a gentleman through and through, always putting others first and wanting to help."

They add: “He will be deeply missed every second of every day, but will never be forgotten.”

Whitchurch Herald:

Philip James Long with his wife Hayley

DCI Gary Kelly said: “The impact of Philip’s death will have far reaching consequences for many people not least his wife Hayley and four young children.

“Our investigations continue and I would once again appeal to anyone who may have witnessed the incident in College Street, Wrexham at approximately 1.40am on Sunday, August 4 to please get in touch.

“I can assure people who may have information that we will treat it in the strictest of confidence. Call us on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800555111.”

Matthew Curtis, 18, from the Gwersyllt area of Wrexham has been charged manslaughter.