A FAMILY has paid tribute to Liam Neylan (Fawcett) who was found dead in the River Tees at the weekend.

The body of 33-year-old Mr Neylan was found after a search of the River Tees in Stockton on Saturday, January 18.

He is the son of Beryl Neylan and the late Stephen Fawcett and is described by his family as a “much loved son, brother, uncle, grandson and partner” and a “well liked young man.”

His family continued: “As a family we are extremely grateful for the kind words and condolences.

"We truly appreciate the support.

"Liam will be very sadly missed, he has left a void in our lives that can never be filled.”

Police are not treating the death as suspicious and a file will be prepared for the Coroner.

A Cleveland Police spokesman said the force's thoughts are with Mr Neylan's family and friends at this difficult time.