Shocked family and friends have paid tribute to a young Witham man found hanged.

Former Rickstones School pupil Steve Luxford was pronounced dead by paramedics just off Witham’s River Walk on Monday morning.

Floral tributes, candles and cans of Stella have been laid in a secluded spot by the river near Pattison Close where his body was discovered.

See the Witham and Braintree Times for the full story and tributes.