The daughter of a suspected murder victim who was killed in a Swindon home has paid tribute to "the best dad".

53-year-old Terry Ricketts sustained fatal injuries during what police have described as a "serious assault" at a property in Westbourne Court, Rodbourne, at around 1am on Sunday. 

Tributes have been paid to Terry, who was described by his daughter Kayleigh Ricketts, as a "devoted husband and a good friend to everyone".

She added: "He was a lovely man who would do anything for anyone.

"He was the best dad to me and my brother Kyle and the best grandad to his 6 grandchildren, Nevaeh, Theo, Aaliyah, Keira-Leigh, Kai, Kylah-Rae.

Swindon Advertiser: Suspected Swindon murder victim Terry RickettsSuspected Swindon murder victim Terry Ricketts (Image: Kayleigh Ricketts)"He loved his fishing and his music, he loved his films, especially Band of Brothers, loved doing DIY stuff and teaching others how to do stuff."

Kayleigh shared several pictures of Terry, all involving him posing with some of his catches, adding: "He really did love his fishing."

Others have posted their own reaction and tributes to Terry's death on social media, with one saying he will be "forever a legend".

They posted: “R.I.P – Terry Ricketts what a loss. Thinking of your family forever a legend.”

In the aftermath of being called out to the scene in the early hours of Sunday morning, Wiltshire Police launched a murder inquiry. 

Police officers were still guarding the crime scene in Rodbourne a full 24 hours later, with a house in the area cordoned off with police tape. 

Swindon Advertiser: He really loved his fishingHe really loved his fishing (Image: From public)

Investigating officer Detective Inspector Hatch said: “I’d like to offer my condolences to the victim's family and thank them for their support during this investigation.

“Our thoughts are with them and they continue to be supported by specially trained officers.”

Grant Walker, 32, of Faringdon Road, Swindon, has since been charged with murder following a 'swift investigation' by Wiltshire Police's Major Crime Investigation Team and local policing teams.

He appeared at Swindon Magistrates Court on Tuesday to face one charge of murder and one charge of assaulting an emergency worker.