TRIBUTES have been pouring in for David Mayland, the 20-year-old man who was found dead at his home in Potterne last week.

Mr Mayland was the eldest of three sons of Michael and Lisa Mayland and grandson of Alec "Mick" Mayland, who died before Christmas.

He attended Seend Primary School and then Lavington School, where severe dyslexia hampered his academic career.

But he more than made up for it with his sporting prowess. He represented his school at soccer, rugby and athletics and was an accomplished skier and ski-boarder. He also played for an ice hockey club in the Swindon area.

On leaving school he did agency work before working at Latchways on Hopton Industrial Estate. He left after two years and had been working for Gaigers ever since.

He was diagnosed with depression at the age of 15, but no one who met him would have had any inkling of his condition. He was sociable, friendly, outgoing and articulate.

He leaves his parents, Michael and Lisa, brothers Daniel, 19, and Jamie, 17 and a girlfriend, Melissa Nicholson.

His funeral service will take place at St Mary's Church, Potterne, on Tuesday at 2pm.

Family flowers only are requested but donations to the mental health charity Mind can be made through John Stuart funeral directors.