A FAMILY has paid tribute to a ‘devoted father and loving fiancée’ who was found dead in a car in a layby.

The body of Gurinderjit Rai from Eastleigh, also known as G, was found in Shepherds Farm Lane, Corhampton, on the morning of Saturday, July 13.

A post-mortem examination confirmed he had died as a result of shotgun wounds, with police believing it was a “targeted incident”.

His family said: “Gurinderjit was a devoted father to his two young children and a loving fiancé to his partner. He adored his parents.

“He had an infectious sense of humour and would always find the best of any situation.

“He was a principled man and would always be the first to offer help to those that needed it. He will be missed dearly by all his family and friends.”

Hampshire Police are continuing to investigate the circumstances of the father of two’s death.

Officers confirmed a sixth man, a 31-year-old from Winchester, has been arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to murder.

It comes after a 25-year-old man, a 28-year-old man and a 29-year-old man, all from Winchester, and a 31-year-old man from Eastleigh were arrested on suspicion of murder.

Aston Hannis, 28, of Woolford Close in Stanmore, Winchester will be sentenced next month after refusing to give police investigating the possible ‘targeted murder’ codes to access devices.

Hannis indicated a plea of guilty at Portsmouth Magistrates’ Court after being charged under the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act (RIPA).

Hannis is due to be sentenced at Portsmouth Crown Court on August 16 and remains in custody.

A police spokesperson said: “Detectives would like to hear from anyone with information about what happened.

“People can call the 101 non-emergency number, quoting Operation Coach.

“Alternatively, people can provide information anonymously by calling Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”