A man has been jailed for life for murdering a homeless man in Scunthorpe.
51-year-old Raymond Ward - who was a father of two, died after he suffered horrific head injuries in July last year - his body was later found in a derelict house in Cliff Gardens.
Dion Hendry, a drug addict, pleaded not guilty to murder - but following an eight day trial he was sentenced to life with a minimum term of 18 years.
Raymond Ward's brother Jon Ward said in a witness statement read out in court: "The opportunity for us as a family to deal with Ray's issues has forever been destroyed by Dion Hendry. He has not only murdered Ray, but also taken away any hope that we may have had to heal our family.
"We have no sympathy for Dion Hendry. We know his history. We know his is yet another wasted life. We feel for his family and the absolute shame he has brought upon them.
"As a family we have had to live with the torture that drug abuse has on a family. We sympathise with all of the families that suffer this way. Very few though see their son, sibling, or father murdered. It is devastating. We know that we can never undo anything now."