The family of 47-year-old Lee Evans who was murdered in Chelmsford have paid tribute to him.
Lee was found with severe injuries in Cromar Way in the town at 1am on Friday 22 June. He was taken to hospital but died an hour later.
Lee's family described him as a kind, protective and loving person.
Four people were arrested after the murder but have been released without charge. Police are continuing their inquiries.