Barry murder investigation: Tributes paid to 'gentle, quiet' grandfather found dead in his home

South Wales Police has identified the victim who was found in his home as 61-year-old Robert Farley. Credit: South Wales Police

The victim of an alleged murder in Barry has been named as a "gentle, peaceful" grandfather.

South Wales Police has identified the victim who was found in his home on West Walk, Barry at around 1am on Friday, September 3, as 61-year-old Robert Farley.

His daughter paid tribute to 'Bobby', who was given the name ‘the quiet man’ by those who knew him.

She said: “This portrays his personality well, he was a gentle, peaceful and loving man.

“Earlier in his life he was a hardworking, very sociable and well-liked by many.

“Bobby had his own battle with alcohol, he tried numerous times to overcome this with support from his friends and family.

“He was a son, a brother, a father to Michele and grandfather to three wonderful boys.

South Wales Police has identified the victim who was found in his home on West Walk, Barry. Credit: Google Maps

“Our hearts are filled with grief and sadness at the untimely death of our much-loved father, grandad, and friend. Our memories of my dad will live in our hearts forever of the vibrant, charismatic, fun loving and kind man that graced our lives.”

A 53-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder and remains in police custody.

South Wales Police is continuing to investigate the Robert's death, which is treated as a murder investigation.

Senior Investigating Officer, Detective Superintendent Darren George said: "I make a further appeal to the local community who may be able offer information in relation to any suspicious activity in and around the West Walk area of Barry, particularly between the evening of Monday August 30 and the early of hours of Friday September 3.

“No matter how insignificant you believe any information may be, please contact the major incident room.

“I would like to thank those in the community that have come forward with information so far."

Anyone who has any information in relation to the incident can contact the Major Crime Team or alternatively via one of the following means quoting reference number 2100309626.