Following Breck's death, relatives said they were "devastated" and "in shock". They said in a statement:
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. 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.
- After his death, family members said Breck, from Caterham in Surrey, had left home after arranging to meet a friend online
- Daynes had denied murder but dramatically changed his plea on the day he was due to stand trial at Chelmsford Crown Court
- The victim's father, oil futures trader Barry Bednar, who is originally from Houston, Texas, was in court to hear Daynes's guilty plea
19-year-old Computer engineer Lewis Daynes has pleaded guilty at Chelmsford Crown Court to murdering 14-year-old Breck Bednar in Grays, Essex, in February.
Misty and chilly start with some patchy outbreaks of rain as the day goes on. Feeling cold for much of the week ahead. Top temperature around 9C.
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The Mayor of London has the power to make a profound and lasting difference to the lives of millions of Londoners, and I've made no secret that I've been preparing my plan. But my fervent belief is that London’s best hope for a better future is a Labour Government, so all of my campaigning energy is directed towards helping our Labour candidates in marginal seats win in 2015.
Applications to be Labour’s candidate for Mayor of London don’t open until after the election, so that is the appropriate time for a formal declaration. I’m standing down as MP for Dulwich and West Norwood so that I can fully prepare for meeting that challenge, and I intend to bring a plan for London that will be bold, ambitious, and will meet the aspirations of all Londoners
The British pop artist who designed the Beatles's album cover for Sergeant Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club is backing a campaign to support the UK'S small businesses. Sir Peter Blake has created a new piece called High Street Heroes for 'Small Business Saturday,' which takes place on December 6th. The artwork is free to download online.
Dull, grey and cloudy start to the day with outbreaks of rain coming in this afternoon. The weekend is looking gloomy and overcast, but temperatures are staying mild.
Misty start to Thursday with plenty of low cloud, but it should be remaining dry. A very settled picture for the next couple of days, but rain to come at the weekend.
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