Family tribute to tragic boy, 13

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The family of a 13-year-old boy who was found dead in a ditch three days after he went missing have described him as “a shining light and a character with a big heart”.

Lewis Eddleston was found near his home in Edenthorpe, Doncaster, on Wednesday. He had drowned, police said.

His family released a statement that said: “Lewis was a shining light and a character with a big heart, always managing to make you smile in any situation.

“Lewis touched all of our lives in the way that a piece of the family jigsaw will always be missing.

“He loved his nieces and nephew, always wanting to be involved in their lives and daily activities.

“He will be sorely missed by all of us who love him.”