The family of murder victim Gordon Stalker thanked his friends for their tributes tonight.

The 51-year-old died after he was stabbed several times at his home in Elm Grove, Brighton, on Monday.

A 40-year-old man was arrested last night and is being questioned over his death.

A statement from Mr Stalker's family, released tonight, said: "Gordon was a much-loved son, brother and uncle.

"He spent his younger years with his family in Cumbria, before making his home in Brighton.

"Gordon was a popular, fun-loving man with many friends in the Brighton area.

"He loved his work in electronics, an interest he shared with his Dad. He will be greatly missed by the whole family, and also by his friends down in Brighton.

"We would like to thank all Gordon’s friends for their kind words and tribute messages that have been left on his Facebook account.

"This is obviously a very difficult time for us, and the circumstances of Gordon’s death are very difficult for us to understand."