A popular former Isle of Wight councillor Gerard White has been named locally as the victim of Monday’s suspected murder in Lake on the Isle of Wight.
Gerry, who previously represented Lake North as a Conservative councillor, was found deceased in woodland between Lake and Shanklin on Monday evening. A man has been arrested for his murdered and remains in Police custody.
Mr White is known for being the landlord of The Stag Inn at Lake.
Michael Tain, Clerk to Lake Parish Council, has paid tribute to Mr White tonight.
“Lake Parish Council was shocked and saddened to hear of the sudden death of Gerry White, a former Lake Parish Councillor, Chairman of the Parish Council in 2016-17, and an Isle of White councillor representing Lake.
“Gerry contributed much to the village, both as a councillor, and an entrepreneur, and was also a stalwart in the local Rotary.
“The Parish Council offers its condolences to his wife and other members of his family”.