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Family pay tribute to 'amazing dad' who died in Maidstone

Wayne Chester died in Maidstone earlier this year Credit: Kent Police

The family of a man who died in Maidstone earlier this year have described him as a 'huge character with an even bigger heart'.

50 year old Wayne Chester died in Week Street in September.

A 16 year old boy from Maidstone has been charged with Wayne's murder and has been remanded to a Youth Offender Institution pending an appearance before Maidstone Crown Court.

Wayne was a huge character with an even bigger heart. We haven't only lost a brother we’ve lost our best friend and have a void in our hearts which can never be filled. Wayne was a true gentleman - kind, caring, funny, generous to a fault, and loved by everyone one who was lucky enough to have had him in their lives. Not a day goes by that we don’t hear from someone what a great guy he was."

"Wayne knew so many people in Maidstone and had a huge network of friends. Everyone we speak with either who knew him personally or knew of someone that knew him. That was Wayne - a very sociable and likeable person and always made an impact on everyone he came across. He never had a bad word to say about anyone and saw the good in everyone and every situation."

"Connor, Janie and Millie-Rose, Wayne's children were his pride and joy and anyone that knew Wayne would know he called them his "Mini Me's". They have lost such an amazing Dad and he will never get to share the joy of walking his girls down the aisle or being a Grandad. Wayne was such a big part of their lives that can never be replaced."

"There will be a spare chair at our table this Christmas which will can never be filled - he was our very own Mr Brightside and we all love and miss him deeply."

– Naomi, Tracey, Jason and Stephen, Wayne's siblings