Relatives of a farmer who died after being run over by a car thief paid tribute to his memory today, describing him as a dedicated husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend.
Michael Boffey, known as Mick, suffered fatal head injuries on Saturday as he tried to stop an offender escaping in a Land Rover stolen from his Warwickshire farm.
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Speaking at a news conference in Rugby, the 61-year-old murder victim's eldest son, William, told reporters that the family's grief was "beyond words".
The 40-year-old said of his father: "Farming to him was a dream come true. He loved it, it was his life.
"Every day was as exciting as the last for him. Now someone has intruded into his life and our lives and robbed us of the man we loved dearly."