Holbeach

“Sweetest boy” found dead in Holbeach named locally

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A 14-year-old boy found dead on a street in Holbeach has been named locally.

As previously reported, the boy was found on Fleet Street in Holbeach in the early hours of Saturday morning (April 6).

The cause of his death is still under investigation and police have not officially confirmed his identity.

Tributes from family and friends on social media name the boy as Alexander Buchan, who, according to reports, was a student at University Academy Holbeach.

Over £1,300 has so far been raised for his funeral on a GoFundMe page set up by his sister Beth Donnelly.

On the page Beth said: “As most of you know, our beloved Alexander sadly passed away at the awful age of 14.

“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.

“Please donate what you can and share amongst all your friends. All contributions are extremely appreciated what ever you can spare and will be going toward the funeral. Please share.”

In a touching heartfelt tribute on social media Beth added: “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.”

Lesley Mackenzie wrote on the fundraising page: “Alex will always be remembered by me as a quiet, kind lad with a smile on his face. A tragic loss. My thoughts are with you all at this sad time.”

Jo Berry added: “To a wonderful, kind, caring and special lad who made our lives all the richer for knowing you. A good and genuine friend to Tom, we miss you dreadfully Alex but you will forever be in our hearts. Fly high in that perfect place young Spud, til we meet again.”

Police previously confirmed that a 15-year-old girl and two 19-year-old men were arrested on suspicion of drug related offences. They have been released on bail.

Lincolnshire Police told reporters investigations are ongoing and any updates will be shared accordingly.