Family pay tribute to Shaun, who was found dead in York flat

Sadly missed… Shaun Skelton

Sadly missed… Shaun Skelton

The family of a man found dead in a York flat earlier this week have paid tribute to him.

Shaun Skelton was a family man and a football fan who will be missed, his loved ones said.

They issued this statement via North Yorkshire Police:

Shaun was a father, son, brother, uncle and grandad who has been taken from us too soon.

He was a quiet man who kept himself to himself with a love of pet birds and was an avid Leeds United supporter.

He will be sadly missed by us all.

He died in a flat at Chancery House, Holgate Road

Mr Skelton died on Sunday (March 5) at the flat in Chancery House, Holgate Road, York.

A police spokeswoman said: “Shaun’s family have asked that the media do not try to contact them and allow them to grieve in peace at this very difficult time.”

A 19-year-old man from York has been charged with Mr Skelton’s murder and is due to appear in court next month.