THE sister of a disabled man whose throat was slit in his Thamesmead home has paid tribute to the “lovely” 56-year-old who reminded family members of Jesus.

A murder investigation has been launched after Colin Greenway was found dead in his ground floor flat in Abbotts Close on Saturday [June 15] around 2pm.

The victim, who was wheelchair bound after having had his toes amputated, was one of nine children and moved to London for a “better life” after two of his best friends were killed in his hometown of Coventry.

His sister Sue Greenway, who lives in Coventry, told News Shopper: “It is terrible. I can’t believe it.

“I don’t think it’s hit everybody yet.

“I think he wanted to move to London to get away from everything and start again and he was doing fine.

“That is why this is so sad because he was trying to make a fresh start.”

The 53-year-old mother-of-five added: “He was so genuine. He was the nicest person.

“He would give you the last pound in his pocket.

“He was so lovely.

“He really reminded me of Jesus.

“My kids used to say ‘that’s Jesus isn’t it’?”

She went on to say she was “heartbroken” over how Mr Greenway - affectionately known as “Coke” by family and friends after his father found him eating coke fuel from the coal shed as a child – died.

Ms Greenway also thanked neighbours who posted online tributes praising her brother as “kind” and without a "bad bone in his body".

A post-mortem examination held at Greenwich mortuary gave the cause of death as incised wounds to the throat.

Daha Mohammed, aged 51, also of Abbotts Close, was charged with the murder and was due to appear at Bexley Magistrates’ Court today (June 17).

Detectives from the Homicide & Serious Crime Command are investigating. An incident room has opened at Sutton under Detective Chief Inspector John McFarlane.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call the police on 020 8721 4205 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.