A SEA of flowers and tender tributes have been laid at the riverbank, in loving memory of a teenage boy who plunged to his death off the Silver Jubilee bridge.
The body of 14-year-old Lewis Millward, also known as Lewis Edge, was discovered yards from his home in West Bank, Widnes last Thursday morning.
Only hours earlier, the gifted guitarist had performed on stage in a rock band at Wade Deacon High School.
His parents reported him missing after he failed to come home.
Hundreds of his heartbroken friends and relatives released Chinese lanterns at a candle-lit vigil on the promenade.
More than 3,000 people have posted messages on a Facebook site set up in his memory, ‘RIP Lewis Edge gone but never forgotten’.
His mum Lisa posted on the site: “Thank you again for all your kind words, Lewis was loved by so many.”
She asked people to give donations to West Bank Boys Brigade in memory of Lewis after his funeral on Monday at 11.30am in St Mary’s Church.
Richard McGarrigle paid tribute to Lewis’ parents. He said: “Lisa and Graham, you are two inspirational, special loving, caring, superb parents. You have done a brilliant job wiwth Lewis. He had every bit of love and care he could ask for.”
Jake Lewis posted: “Me and a few of your friends have organised to record a song in memory of you on Saturday. We hope you will like it, mate.”
Gemma O’Keefe posted: “Me and ur uncle Brian are missing you so much. We just want our amazing wonderful nephew back. RIP our gentle star.”
Joy Miller posted: “RIP Lewis, sleep tight.”
Sean McFarland posted: “Rest in paradise, Lewis, God only takes the best.”
Katie Crowther posted: “Lewis will always be the brightest star and will always be seen near or far.”
Dylan Gorman, Reanna Johnson and Klee Vernon spelt his name on the pavement with 170 candles.