Tributes have been paid to The Big Issue seller Paul Kelly who was killed on Saturday morning at his home in Glasgow

Paul was allegedly stabbed at his Knightswood home on Saturday morning.

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The 50-year-old was a vendor for the street newspaper, which offers employment opportunities to people in poverty, for more than 15 years and was well known locally for his catchphrase "Don't be shy give it a try, I don't bite" 

Operations manager for The Big Issue in Scotland, Rhys Corley-Morgan, spoke of his shock at Paul’s tragic death and told the East Kilbride News he always had a “great attitude” and “was liked by everyone”.

He said: “Everyone at The Big Issue is extremely shocked to hear about the death of Paul on Saturday morning. He will be missed by all of the staff who worked with him and all of his customers in Glasgow and East Kilbride.

“Paul had sold The Big Issue for many years and was an instantly likeable character on his pitch where he’d often be geared shouting his catchphrase, ‘don’t be shy, give a try. I don’t bite.’

“Paul was a kind-hearted person who was a friend to everyone he met and it has been very difficult to hear that somebody would want to cause him such harm.

“The thoughts of everyone at The Big Issue are with his family in the most difficult of times.”