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Tributes to victim after 'unexplained' river death

Bradley Lewis's death is being treated as 'unexplained'

Tributes have been paid to a 25-year-old man from Essex who was found dead in a river in "unexplained" circumstances.

Bradley Lewis from Witham was found near Chipping Hill on Friday 23 February.

His family said: “Bradley was much loved and the family would like to be allowed to grieve in peace."

Police are currently treating the death as unexplained.

Detective Inspector Julie Gowen 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.

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

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