HEARTFELT tributes have flooded in for a man who died after falling from a balcony.

Gary Henderson, of Rowlands Yard, Dovercourt, has been was described by friends as a trustworthy, lovely person who “did not have a bad bone in him”.

Mr Henderson died after falling from a balcony of a third floor flat in Ipswich. He was 64. A murder investigation has been started by Suffolk Police.

Cheryl Laws, 39, of Briardale Avenue, Dovercourt, said Mr Henderson used to do gardening and odd jobs.

Ms Laws said she and her family have known him for more than 40 years and his nickname Little Legs was given to him by her dad, Martin Laws.

She added: “Gary was known by everyone as a friendly and an all-around good person.

“He was one of my dad’s best friends and he was like a family member. He is going to be missed.”

Nitesh Patel, 45, of Main Road, Dovercourt, who runs NMK newsagent, said he was shocked and devastated to hear the sad news about his dear friend.

Mr Patel said Mr Henderson was a “legend of a guy”, who made his life different, made him stronger and helped him overcome depression.

He said: “He’s one of the friendliest guy I know. There’s not a bad bone in him.

“He lived a simple life and even when he helped us out, he wouldn’t take a penny from us.

“He helped everyone without asking questions and he would give his right arm to anyone.

“He was the happiest guy I have ever met, always with a smile on his face.

“A guy who you could trust, and who would never let you down and always be there. I will miss him a lot.”

Kimberley O’Shea, 33, of Fronks Road, Harwich said she used to live next door to Mr Henderson.

She described him as someone who loved to have a giggle.

She added: “He was my old neighbour, with a heart of gold, he would help anyone. On many occasions he helped me out, for nothing in return. I will miss him.”

Mr Henderson died of a severe traumatic head injury on June 24. Two men and woman were arrested on suspicion of murder and have been released under investigation and on bail.