THE family of a Somerset man who died from a stab wound have issued a tribute to him.

Matthew Wormleighton, 45, died following an incident at a property in Forts Orchard, Chilthorne Dormer, on Friday (May 14).

The tribute reads: "Matthew was a loving father, grandfather, brother and son, who was very much loved and liked by many.

"We are struggling to come to terms with what has happened and respectively request that we as a family can grieve his death in peace."

Mr Wormleighton died at Yeovil District Hospital after being discovered seriously injured at the property in Chilthorne Dormer at 4.45am on Friday.

Hayley Keating, 31, appeared at Yeovil Magistrate's Court yesterday (Monday) accused of murdering Mr Wormleighton.

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Keating (pictured above) was remanded in custody.