Family pay tribute to man who died in serious assault in Swindon

By Jamie Hill - 29 February 2024

  • Terry Ricketts

    Terry Ricketts

The family of a man who died following a serious assault in Swindon have described him as “the best dad and granddad”.

  • Terry Ricketts

    Terry Ricketts

Terry Ricketts, 53, of Westbourne Court, Swindon, died on Sunday (25/02).

In a statement, his family said: “Terry was a devoted husband, the best dad and granddad to his six grandchildren.

“He was a good friend to many and would give the shirt off his back to help anyone in any way he could!

“He loved pottering about doing anything to do with DIY and he adored his fishing.

“His happy place was always down by a lake.

“He will be greatly missed by many people.

“We have set up a GoFundMe to raise money for his funeral. If you’d like to donate, please visit”

Grant Walker, 32, of Faringdon Road, Swindon, has been charged with his murder. He appeared in Bristol Crown Court yesterday (28/02) and was remanded into custody. He is next due to appear in court on April 2 for a plea and trial preparation hearing. 

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