The family of a man who died following a fatal stabbing in Basingstoke have paid tribute to him.

As previously reported, police were called by the ambulance service just before 9pm on Sunday, May 12, to a report of a stabbing at an address in Tasmania Close. 

Officers attended the address and confirmed two men had been stabbed.

Craig Laurie, 33, from Basingstoke, was sadly confirmed dead at the scene.

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The other victim, a man in his 30s from Newbury, West Berkshire, suffered serious but not life-threatening injuries and was taken to hospital for treatment.

A 55-year-old man and 51-year-old woman, both from Basingstoke, have been arrested on suspicion of murder. They remain in custody.

Craig's family, who are receiving support from specialist officers, have now paid tribute to him.

"Craig was a dedicated and loving father, uncle, brother and friend.

"He worked hard to support his family and young children. We are shocked and devastated by his loss.

"There are no words to describe how much he will be missed. We now need the time and privacy to grieve together as a family."

Police are continuing to appeal for information regarding this investigation. If you have any relevant information, please call 101 quoting reference 44240199153.

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Alternatively, you can contact Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111, or by visiting their website,