Lincolnshire

Family of Alex Buchan pay tribute after his death in Holbeach

Alex Buchan Image copyright Family handout
Image caption Alex Buchan was found dead at a house in Fleet Street, Holbeach

The family of a 14-year-old boy found dead at a house have said he was a "gentle boy who would help anyone".

Fourteen-year-old Alex Buchan was found at the home in Fleet Street, Holbeach, Lincolnshire, early on 6 April.

A 15-year-old girl and two men aged 19 who were arrested over drugs-related offences in connection with Alex's death have since been released on bail.

Alex's father, Alexander, 60, said the death of his son had come as "such a shock".

Mr Buchan, a company director, last saw his son the evening before and said: "Alex was such a gentle, kind boy, he really was."

"He was so loving and helpful, he would help anyone, and he was loved by all his family.

"This has come as such a shock."

Mr Buchan said he would not add any further comment while the investigation into his son's death was continuing.

Lincolnshire Police said it was investigating the circumstances of Alex's death - no cause of death has been confirmed.

Paying tribute, Alex's sister Beth Donnelly said: "I never thought I'd ever have to say goodbye to you, the sweetest boy I know, with a heart of gold.

"Rest in peace handsome until we meet again."

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