Oil millionaire's son found dead after 'internet grooming'

The family of a 14-year-old boy allegedly stabbed to death after being groomed on the internet paid tribute today to their "kind, intelligent, thoughtful boy".

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'Dedicated student' found dead at a flat in Essex

Our family is devastated by the loss of our beloved Breck David LaFave Bednar. He was a kind, intelligent, thoughtful boy with a good sense of humour and was a dedicated student at St. Bede's School in Redhill and extremely gifted in computing, electronics, and engineering.

He was a member of the Air Cadets with the 135 Squadron in Redhill, and a member of St. John the Evangelist C of E Church in Caterham.

His three younger siblings knew him as a kind and loving older brother who always helped out by looking after them.

The wider family remember him as a well-mannered, social, and confident boy who was always thoughtful and patient with his younger cousins. We are all in shock, and so grateful for the thoughts and prayers of friends and family at this difficult time.

– Family statement

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Boy allegedly stabbed to death after being groomed on the internet, was 'kind, intelligent, thoughtful'

The family of a 14-year-old boy allegedly stabbed to death after being groomed on the internet paid tribute today to their "kind, intelligent, thoughtful boy".

Breck Bednar Credit: Essex Police

Breck Bednar, the son of a millionaire oil trader, told his parents he was going to a friend’s house near his home in Caterham, Surrey. But he travelled to Grays in Essex where he was found on Monday with knife wounds to his neck.

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