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UPDATE THURSDAY 1PM: Father pays tribute to 'gentle, kind boy', 14, from Moulton Chapel




The father of tragic teenager Alex Buchan has today (Thursday) issued a tribute from the family via Lincolshire Police.

He said: "Alexander was a beautiful, kind and loving lad. He saw the good in everything and everyone – he never had a bad word to say about anyone.

"He was always happy and smiling and the perfect son to me and his mother Lisa, and a perfect brother to his sisters Robyn and Bethany.

"Through all his family and friends, everybody loved him. He had a great future ahead of him. Sadly he has been taken too soon."

UPDATE WEDNESDAY 2.10PM: Family pays moving tribute to a 'gentle, kind boy', 14, from Moulton Chapel who tragically died in area at the weekend

The family of a Moulton Chapel teenager who tragically died at the weekend have paid tribute to their "gentle, kind boy".

Alexander "Alex" Buchan", a student at University Academy Holbeach, was found dead by police and paramedics at a house in Fleet Street, Holbeach, on Saturday morning.

Three people, a 15-year-old girl and two men (both 19), were arrested in connection with what a Lincolnshire Police described as "drug-related offences".

All three have been released on bail and a Lincolnshire Police spokesman said its investigation into Alex's death was "ongoing".

Alex Buchan, 14, of Moulton Chapel. Photo supplied. (8425208)
Alex Buchan, 14, of Moulton Chapel. Photo supplied. (8425208)

His dad, also named Alexander Buchan (60), said: "This has come as such a shock because 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.

Mr Buchan said he was unable to speak about the circumstances of his son's death, the cause of which has not yet been confirmed.

As reported in our sister newspaper, the Lincolnshire Free Press, on Tuesday, an online tribute to Alex was posted on Saturday evening by his sister Beth Donnelly.

Alex Buchan, 14, of Moulton Chapel. Photo supplied. (8425220)
Alex Buchan, 14, of Moulton Chapel. Photo supplied. (8425220)

She said: "My gorgeous baby brother, I never thought I'd ever have to say goodbye to you, the sweetest boy I know, with a heart of gold,

"I’m sorry I wasn’t by your side, I should have been, and my biggest regret is not telling you that I love you one last time.

"Thank you for being the best brother a girl could ever have and being a fantastic uncle to Oscar.

"We miss you terribly already my boy, rest in peace handsome, until we meet again."

Alex Buchan, 14, of Moulton Chapel. Photo supplied. (8425224)
Alex Buchan, 14, of Moulton Chapel. Photo supplied. (8425224)

MONDAY 4.28PM: Girl, 15, and two men, both aged 19, arrested in connection with death of boy, 14, in Holbeach

A girl (15) and two men (both 19) have been arrested in connection with the death of a boy (14) in Holbeach at the weekend.

Police and paramedics were called to an address in Fleet Street where the boy's body was found in the early hours of Saturday morning.

A Lincolnshire Police spokesman confirmed that all three arrests were in connection with "drug-related offences", but the boy's identity and the cause of his death have not yet been confirmed.

Lincolnshire Police news.
Lincolnshire Police news.

However, in tributes on social media, he has been named locally as Alexander "Alex" Buchan who is believed to have been a student at University Academy Holbeach.

A Lincolnshire Police spokesman said: "Officers were called to an address in Fleet Street, Holbeach, in the early hours of Saturday morning.

"A 14-year-old boy was found dead at the scene and his family have been informed.

"A 15-year-old girl and two 19-year-old men were arrested on suspicion of drug-related offences and have been released on bail.

"Our investigation into the circumstances is ongoing and anyone with information should call Holbeach Police Station on 101, quoting incident number 34 of April 6"

A Lincolnshire Coroners Service spokesman said: "Police are investigating an incident but identification has not been confirmed and enquiries are ongoing."

Lincolnshire Coroners Service has confirmed that police are investigating the death of a 14-year-old boy in Holbeach at the weekend.
Lincolnshire Coroners Service has confirmed that police are investigating the death of a 14-year-old boy in Holbeach at the weekend.

An online fundraising appeal has been set up by Alex's family and a tribute read: "As a family, we are trying our hardest to raise as much money as possible to give our boy the best possible send-off he deserves."

Another tribute to Alex from 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,

"I’m sorry I wasn’t by your side but know that I always loved you with my whole heart and I never wanted to see you hurt.

"Thank you for being the best brother a girl could ever have and we miss you terribly.

"Rest in peace handsome until we meet again."

A spokesman for East Midlands Ambulance Service said: "We received a call at 12.56am on Saturday to a private address in Holbeach to assist with a medical emergency.

"We sent two paramedics in two ambulance cars, a crewed ambulance and the air ambulance."

. If you would like to make a donation towards the appeal, please visit https://www.gofundme.com/alexander-buchanss-funeral?member=2013534&utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=fb_tco_campmgmtbnr_m&fbclid=IwAR06WBdTq0df1Ode6IjhZDWEbN0JZTyxCWTezfVmOaiRFodUNKgChScTL3M



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