The son of a murdered man has issued a heartfelt tribute as he looks to share the details of his father's funeral.

Glen Hopgood, 52, lived in Mitcham from the mid-1990s until 2013 when he moved to Weybridge following the passing of his mother.

His son, Glenny, said despite the move his father still had lots of mates around Mitcham who he would often go and see.

"I remember him taking me to Zippos Circus on Figges Marsh multiple times," the 25-year-old told the Wimbledon Times.

"Our main place was Tooting Bec Lido. We spent hours, days and weeks sometimes in the summer when I was growing up; it was our favourite place.

"He used to take me and my mates down the park at Woodland Way or to play football as well most weekends."

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Glen was found dead at an address in Old Palace Road, Weybridge at around 1.40am on January 8.

59-year-old man Ralph Carter was arrested at the scene of the incident and remains in custody ahead of his scheduled appearance at the Central Criminal Court on March 31.

Police previously stated it was believed the men were known to each other.

Glen worked as a plumber, carrying out jobs all around South London with his brother and father as part of their family business.

A GoFundMe page for his funeral was set up following his death and has so far raised £2,500.


Glenny added that police have now released his father back to the family and they are now in a position to plan his funeral.

"He loved football, especially Chelsea FC and we went to lots of games," Glenny added.

"He was very much the get up and get out kind of guy. He really was full of life.

"He literally spoke and said hello to everyone, which is why I want to spread the word of the funeral."

The funeral is taking place on Friday, March 6 at 3.20pm at North East Surrey Crematorium in Lower Morden Lane, Morden.