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Family’s heartfelt tribute to ‘loving and caring’ teenager after body found

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Original article from Kent Live

The family of a teenager found dead in woodland after being reported missing has paid a heartfelt tribute to him.

Marc Williams, who lived in Uckfield, was reported as missing last Sunday (May 30).

A police search was carried out for the 18-year-old before a body was discovered near Heron’s Ghyll on Tuesday (June 1).

On Thursday (June 3), the body was formally identified to be that of Marc Williams.

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Marc’s family said in a statement: “Marc touched the hearts of so many people, and made their lives brighter with his loving, caring and thoughtful actions.

“We are feeling his loss every second and that will never change. Our hearts are broken.

“Rest peacefully, our cheeky boy. With so much love from Mum, Dad and your whole family.”

Lewis Ashdown, 19, of Normansland, Fairwarp, Uckfield, was arrested in Eastbourne on Tuesday (June 1) and charged with murder.

He appeared before Brighton Magistrates' Court on Thursday (June 3) and has been remanded in custody to next appear before Lewes Crown Court on Friday (June 4).

Detective Chief Inspector Emma Vickers said: "Our thoughts remain with Marc's family at this difficult time. They are being supported by specially trained officers and we ask that their privacy is respected.

"This is a fast-moving enquiry and we thank the public for their patience and understanding as we continue to carry out our work in the area.

"Anyone with information that may assist with our investigation is urged to report it to us immediately online or by calling 101, quoting Operation Skittle."

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