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'My lovely, beautiful boy': Steven Dyson's devastated mum thanks community after son's body found

Steven Dyson went missing on New Year's Day. Credit: GMP

The mother of a young man whose body was found in a river at the weekend has thanked her friends and neighbours for their "overwhelming support".

Steven Dyson had been missing since New Year's Day.

Greater Manchester Police said officers were called shortly after 10.30am on Saturday to a report of a body in the river in Summerseat, Bury.

It's since been confirmed that the deceased was Steven Dyson.

Posting on Facebook, his mother said she was heartbroken to have lost her boy, but thanked those who helped to look for him.

I am devastated to say that the body found today is my lovely beautiful boy Steven.

I am heartbroken. I thank you Ramsbottom people for the massive overwhelming support. My angel, my son. My love..

– Lorraine Roach, via Facebook

Detectives are working to identify the circumstances surrounding Steven's death.

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