Man Murdered After a Night of Bingo

Man Murdered After a Night of Bingo

Written by: ava carson on 03/02/2014 15:00

Tragic death for a disabled man, Keith Opray who was stabbed to death in his Bransholme flat following a night at the Bingo hall.

He was last seen alive on Thursday January 23 as he was leaving Mecca Bingo on Clough road in tax.
His younger sister found him and Humberside Police were contacted launching a murder investigation. It was discovered Mr. Opray was robbed and killed inside his home at Wareham Close.

The family extremely distraught and grief stricken over the loss said he was a man who “did anything for anyone”.

Brother Robert Smales said: "My brother would help anyone he could. He loved doing the gardening and he did it for other people as well.

"He would never argue with anybody. Our little sister found him. She is shocked."

Niece Donna Opray said: "Keith was a fantastic man with a big heart. He was a loving and genuine man, whose excitement at winning the bingo was something to see.

"Ever since we were young he was always enthusiastic about our lives. He was loved dearly by everyone and will never be forgotten."

Duncan Heaton, 40, has been charged with the murder and robbery and appeared in Hull Crown Court followed by another court date in April.

Nephew Sam Opray, 19, said: "Uncle Keith wasn't just an uncle to me, he was my best friend.

"Keith was a brilliant uncle, brother, son and friend to all who knew him.

"To think I will never see him again is heartbreaking. It has come as a huge shock to everyone in the family. We can't begin to understand how or why this has happened.

"Keith made the most amazing cup of tea – I would always call it 'Uncle Keith's Finest'.

"I'm not sure we can ever get over this, but we are trying to be strong for each other so we can pull through as best we can.

"We all miss him so much."

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