FAMILIES of three men who were killed in Colchester have paid tribute to their loved ones.

Danny Gibson, 35, his brother Jason Gibson, 31, and Richard Booth, 35, were found dead on Sunday.

The Gibsons were discovered inside a property in Wellesley Road, Colchester, while Mr Booth was found inside a car in Hospital Road nearby.

All three had been stabbed to death.

Tom Saunders, 32, of Bounstead Road, Colchester, was charged with three counts of murder and is due to appear at Chelmsford Crown Court today.

The family of Danny and Jason Gibson said they were devastated.

They said: “The loss of our two boys will never be replaced.

“We, their family, are asking for our privacy to be respected during this time of such devastating news.”

The family of Richard Booth, known as Rik, said: “We as a family would like to pay tribute to Rik Booth.

“He was a wonderful son, brother, father and friend.

“He would do anything for anyone and even though he didn’t have much, he would give you everything he had if you needed it.

“Words cannot express our devastation at this time.”