Tributes paid to suspected murder victim Mark Herron

Tributes have been paid to suspected murder victim Mark Herron who is believed to have died in a fire at a Tunstall Village Green property.

Mark Herron has been named by Northumbria Police.
Mark Herron has been named by Northumbria Police.

On Wednesday, February 26 Police confirmed that man whose body was found in the aftermath of a fire in Sunderland was 53-year-old, Mark Herron of New Silksworth.

His family are being supported by specialist officers and an investigations continues into his death. Mark was found to have died as the result of the fire, according to the results of a post-mortem examination held on Tuesday, February 25.

Floral tributes have been placed outside the property where he died and members of the community have shared their condolences and messages of support for Mark’s family and friends.

Tributes left at the scene said: “What a total shock. What a funny man you were. Thinking of all your family” and “RIP Mark. You will be a big miss”.

A third floral tribute said: “Rest in peace Mark. Always missed.”

Echo readers have paid tributes and left messages on our Facebook page.

Victoria Swinhoe said: “RIP Mark. We will get to the bottom of what happened to you. We’re all lost and broken.

“You would do anything for anyone. It still doesn’t feel real.

“Forever in my heart Mark. Love you”

Patricia Jenkins said: “God bless you Mark.”

Tammy Coxon said: “RIP Mark. Absolute devastating news my thoughts and prayers go out to all your loved ones. God bless.”

Laura 'Melons' Coulson said: “RIP Mark, thinking of all your family.”

Joanne Johnston said: “RIP Mark. You will never be forgotten, thinking of all the family.”

Marlene May Beckett said: “RIP. Thinking of this mans family at such a sad time.”

Phil Duke said: “Gutted for him, I used to knock about with him as a kid, RIP”

Joanne Thompson said: “Poor soul. At peace now.”

Peter Sanders said: “No way! Christ man, harmless lad, but always had a smile.”

Karen Crute said: “Lovely kind man. RIP Mark.”

Joyce Frater said: “RIP Mark, my thoughts and condolences to your family and friends.”