Tributes paid following the death of a man in Witham

Tributes have been paid to Bradley Lewis. Picture: ESSEX POLICE

Tributes have been paid to Bradley Lewis. Picture: ESSEX POLICE - Credit: Archant

The body of Bradley Lewis, 25, from Witham was found in a river on Friday morning.

In a statement his family said: “The family are very shocked and saddened.

“Bradley was much loved, and the family would like to be allowed to grieve in peace.”

Mr Lewis’ death is being treated as unexplained by Essex Police.

Detective Inspector Julie Gowen is leading the enquiries, she said: “We are working hard to establish the circumstances prior to Bradley’s death, and offer our sincere condolences to his family at this most difficult of times.

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“If you believe you saw Bradley between the afternoon of Thursday, February 22 and the morning of Friday, February 23, please contact us.

“We would like to thank the local community for they help they’ve already provided in relation to our enquiries.

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“If you think you saw or heard anything which could help the investigation, and you haven’t already spoken with a police officer, please contact us as soon as possible.”

Anyone with any information is asked to contact Essex Police on 101, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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