THE family of a Holyhead man who died following an assault have paid further tribute to him.

David John Jones, aged 58 and known locally as DJ, died as a result of extensive head injuries in Royal Stoke University Hospital on Thursday.

On Sunday evening, Mr Jones' family released a statement in which they said: "There are no words to describe how our family are feeling, we are all numb.

"Our Dad, the rock of our family, has been taken from us in the most tragic of circumstances.

“He was loved by everyone who knew him, being the most kind, loving and caring man.

"He was always there for those who needed him and was the life and soul of our family. We will be forever lost without him.

“We would personally like to thank the hospital and medical staff at Bangor and Stoke for all of their efforts in trying to save Dad.

“We would also personally like to thank officers from North Wales Police.

"They have all worked around the clock in a highly professional manner, conducting a thorough investigation, while also comforting us during this extremely difficult time.

"We trust that justice will be served to the persons responsible, although nothing could ever replace Dad or explain the loss that our family are enduring.

“Finally we would like to thank all of our friends, family and the local community for their overwhelming support and kind messages.”

North Wales Police confirmed on Sunday that two people had been charged with the murder of Mr Jones.