Family pay tribute to ‘gentleman lawyer’, Martin Decker

The family of Martin Decker, found dead at his home on Sunday have issued a statement. The statement follows in full.

“Martin was the oldest of 6 children and he taught his brothers and sisters how to laugh, play and enjoy life.

“His life was spent working hard on behalf of other people and for their benefit. He managed a team of lawyers at the CPS, all of whom loved and admired him, they would go the extra mile for him to meet his high standards.

“Martin worked hard but played hard too. He loved travel and sport; he was so happy his beloved Tranmere Rovers Football Club have been doing so well this season.

“He is loved by all and his passing will leave a massive hole in our lives which can never be filled. He will be dearly missed by his mother and all his brothers, sisters, nieces, nephews and all family members.”

Mr Decker was found at his home in Vyner Croft, Birkenhead on Sunday 7 March. Sadly, he was pronounced dead at the scene. A Home Office post mortem has revealed the cause of death to be a severe blunt force head injury

Mr Decker was a Tranmere Rovers season ticket holder and was well known at the club. Club officials stated in a tweet that, “Everyone at Tranmere is shocked and saddened to hear of the sudden and tragic passing of long time season ticket holder Martin Decker. Our thoughts are with his family and friends at this very difficult time.”

Detective Chief Inspector Rachel Wilson said: “This is obviously a very a tragic incident and our thoughts are with Mr Decker’s family and friends.

“I would ask anyone, including delivery or taxi drivers, who were driving in the area in the past few days to check their dash cam to see if they have captured anything significant.

“I would also ask anyone who may have mobile phone or CCTV footage to get in touch as they may be able to assist our investigation.

Information or video footage to assist the investigation can be sent to:

Anyone with information can also DM @MerPolCC or @CrimestoppersUK on 0800 555 111 quoting 21000146885.