“Dear” three-father family says they broke up after being stabbed to death in their home Gloucestershire.
Matthew Boorman, 43, has been named one Three people were injured in an attack in Walton Cardiff, Tuesday evening near Tewksbury.
Two duty police officers blocked the knife on the spot, where Mr Burman died shortly after.
A 40-year-old man also suffered a stab wound and is in a “serious but stable” condition at the hospital. A 30-year-old woman has been treated for a leg injury.
In a statement released on Wednesday, Mr Boorman paid tribute to him and said his family “will miss him greatly.”
“Matthew is a loving husband and a father to three beautiful young children. He loves them all and will miss them very much,” he said.
“He was an uncle’s brother and son. Losing him quickly broke our hearts.”
A Gofund Me A page has been set up in honor, where family friend Fay Gardiner said: “Losing a loved one at any stage of life is heartbreaking but losing one in such tragic circumstances last night is absolutely devastating.”
More than 15,000 funeral funds have been raised in less than 24 hours, funding costs and financing for Mr Boorman’s wife and children.
A 50-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the attack and is in police custody.
“We can confirm that we are not looking for anyone else in our investigation,” said Chief Inspector Roddy Gosden.
The force said it was informed by the Office of the Independent Office of Police Conduct that previous contact between the suspect and the victim had been made.
White ritual tents were placed on the front doors of two properties on Snowdonia Road, adjacent to the site of the attack.
A number of uniformed police officers were on duty and pathologists could be seen entering and leaving the modern townhouse.
Mr Gosden said: “This is a terrible event in a quiet residential area.
“We understand that those who saw what happened will be shocked and many in the local community will be upset and worried.
“Today and the next few days, local police team officers will be on patrol to listen to people’s concerns, refer people to the support available, and reassure them.”
Police have asked anyone with video of the incident to contact authorities and not post it on social media.