DEVASTATED loved ones have paid an emotional tribute to 'loveable rogue' Mark Pawley, who was found dead in a Banbury house.

The family of 25-year-old Mr Pawley have described him as a loving son and father who 'shone brightly'.

Police launched a double murder investigation after he and 39-year-old Adrian Fannon were found with multiple stab wounds.

A statement released by police this morning said: "Mark was a lovable rogue, who made you smile and cry with laughter and was known for his love of singing and dancing.

"His life has led him to some dark places but he shone bright in most people's eyes.

"We will remember you as the tall, handsome baby of the family with a big head and heart.

"Our family are devastated and heartbroken at the shocking loss of Mark who, behind all of his troubles, was a truly loved and loving person.

"Mark was a loving son, father, brother, grandson and uncle. We do not know how as a family we will get over this. We know you will be safe with Mum and although gone you will never be forgotten."

Mr Pawley's body was found at a property in Newland Road on Sunday, October 1.

Thames Valley Police said both he and Mr Fannon were from the Banbury area. 

Last week 52-year-old Raymond Morgan, of Newland Road in Banbury was charged with two counts of murder in relation to the two deaths.

He is expected to stand trial on March 5 next year.