Today, his family issued this statement.

“We are shocked and devastated by Shane’s death.

“He was a very caring person and would help anyone, going out of his way without a second thought.

“Shane never complained and nothing would worry him. He had a good sense of humour and was a real joker too.

“Very energetic, he was hard working and always on the go. Fitness was really important to Shane – he was at the gym most days, loved weightlifting and wanted to be a personal trainer.

“He worked as a painter and decorator and the future was bright as he planned to set up his own business. He was also half way through decorating the family home.

“A very practical person, Shane could build a computer from scratch. All his friends dropped by if they had a problem with their computers and he loved his gaming too. Another one of his great passions was music.

“We are deeply saddened by his death and are still very much trying to take in the fact that he has gone.”

The cause of his death is still unknown, and a post-mortem is due to take place later this week.