No suspicious circumstances in death of Chafford Hundred man Bradley Arthur
PUBLISHED: 12:04 12 January 2015 | UPDATED: 16:31 12 January 2015
A man found dead at Grays on Tuesday has been formally identified as Bradley Arthur who had been reported missing from his home at Chafford Hundred.
Bradley Arthur, of Drake Road, was discovered less then 200m from a house in Grove Road where he was last seen.
A police investigation into his death established there were no suspicious circumstances and a report has been sent to the Coroner.
A huge campaign led by the 24-year-old dad-of-one’s family and friends saw hundreds of local volunteers aid police in the search efforts.
This was matched by a social media campaign under the hashtag #FindBrad, which was shared many times on Twitter.
After the body was found, Bradley’s brother Mitchell wrote on Twitter: “You are my world, the guy I look up to and wish I was just like. You’ll forever be in my heart and my mind. EVERYTHING I do is for you.”
Bradley’s mother, Kay wrote: “Bradley John Arthur our perfect angel. Rest in perfect peace Brad, I will love you forever.”
DCI Richard Baxter, who led the search for Mr Arthur said: “We would like to thank everyone who has assisted in the search for Bradley.
“The response from the public has been fantastic, in particular the numbers of volunteers who attended the area of Grays to give up their time in the search for Bradley.
“Social media has positively impacted on this enquiry in terms of numbers of searchers and raising awareness in terms of the public assisting police into the disappearance of Bradley.”
A ‘Rest in Peace Bradley Arthur’ memorial page has been set up on Facebook, receiving thousands of tributes.
Writing on the page, Linda Scott said: “Thinking of a local family tonight whose world fell apart this week. Lighting a candle for Bradley and my heart goes out to his family.”
Emma Hooper wrote: “Taken far too young, life is so cruel and unfair. An amazing friend, boyfriend, son, brother and daddy. I cherish every moment we spent together and will treasure our memories forever. Until we meet again gorgeous. Will love you forever.”
A fund for Bradley’s family has been set up to help them pay for the funeral,with any remaining money going into a trust for his baby son Archie. The fund has raised £8,500 so far.
To donate visit gofundme.com/bradfamilyfund.