A 54-YEAR-OLD man whose death is at the centre of a police investigation had suffered wounds to his neck and wrists.

A Home Office post-mortem examination has ruled that Tony Gibbons, who was found at an address in Martock, Whiston, on Sunday afternoon, died from those injuries.

A 55-year-old man who was arrested on suspicion of murder on Sunday and was questioned by police throughout Sunday has been bailed while the police inquiry continues.

Police stressed on Monday that Mr Gibbons’ death is still being treated as unexplained.

He was discovered with what proved to be fatal injuries at 2.40pm inside the house on Sunday.

Paramedics were called but he died in an ambulance on the way to hospital.

In a statement released via Merseyside Police, Mr Gibbons’ family said: "Tony loved music and going out with friends to the local labour club. Everyone loved him and he was the life and soul everywhere he went.

"Tony as a person was loved and respected by everyone. He'll be sadly missed and always loved by all his family and friends.

"His death leaves a huge hole in our family and we are devastated by this loss.

"We would ask that we are left alone at this time to grieve in peace."