WARM tributes have been paid to a local man who was found dead in Denigh town centre.
Leighton Philburn from Vale Street, Denbigh was found dead close to a multistory car park in Factory Place.
His mother Tracie Philburn paid a tender tribute to Leighton.
An emotional Tracie said: “He was a really loveable lad, a real loveable rogue and a great character I miss him terribly.”
Tracie was also grateful to the people of Denbigh.
She said: “People have been so good I have had people calling on me call the time checking on me they have been so good.”
Leighton also leaves behind a large loving close-knit family.
Leighton was close to his brothers and sisters, Natasha, Daryl, Kelly and Gareth as well as his nephews and nieces.
Tracie said: “They were all close and they all miss him terribly.”
Leighton’s father, Wayne Foulkes, also paid tribute.
He said: “I miss him so much i,t is strange not having him around, he was a genuine nice guy with plenty of friends around Denbigh and Ruthin.”
Leighton was a keen angler and had been planning on a career in the army.
An ambulance was called to the the car park at Factory Place on Friday morning
after the discovery of a body.
Leighton Philburn was pronounced dead at the scene.
A Welsh Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “We were called at 10.34am (Friday) to a multistorey car park on Factory Place, Denbigh.
“We sent one emergency ambulance to the scene, where a man was pronounced dead.”
North Wales Police were alerted by the ambulance service and began their investigations.
The street was sealed off by a police cordon as they carried out a forensic examination.
The police are not treating the death as suspicious.
A post mortem was carried out at The Royal Liverpool Hospital on October 12 by Dr Paul Johnson.
The cause of death has been withheld pending toxicology reports.
North Wales Coroner John Gittins has opened an inquest which has been adjourned until a later date.