Emmerson Thompson’s family pay tribute to teenager who was “well liked by all those who knew him”

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The family of Emmerson Thompson has said he was “well liked by all who knew him” and will be “dearly missed”.

In a statement released today Emmerson’s family said he would have been 16 years old in a few weeks and a special event had been organised. The statement reads: “Emmerson attended Weston Favell Academy, recently completed his GCSEs and had enrolled in the sixth form.

“He was a very studious and conscientious pupil. He had a passion for wildlife and kept a number of exotic pets. He was a keen swimmer and an accomplished guitar player. He enjoyed the countryside and walking holidays in places such as the Lake District.

“One of Emmerson’s closest friends described him as kind and caring with not a bad bone in his body. He was well liked by all those that knew him. Emmerson’s family greatly appreciate all the support and messages of sympathy that they have received during this difficult time. He will be dearly missed by his loving family.”

A police spokesman said this morning that a post mortem examination had taken place following Emmerson’s death and it has been established that he died as a result of a ligature around the neck.

There are no suspicious circumstances surrounding Emmerson’s death and a report is being prepared for the coroner.