‘He was a very popular lad’ - tributes to young father who died after falling from A47 bridge

A man in his 20s died after falling from the bridge at Longwater. Photo: Google

A man in his 20s died after falling from the bridge at Longwater. Photo: Google - Credit: Archant

A man in his 20s, who died after falling from a bridge on the A47 Monday evening, has been named as father-of-one Lee Lewis.

Police were called to the A47 at Easton at around 7.40pm on Monday following reports that somebody had fallen from a bridge at Longwater.

Following the fall Mr Lewis was taken to the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital where he later died as a result of his injuries.

A JustGiving page, aiming to raise £1,000 has been set up to help Mr Lewis' family following his death.

A tribute to Mr Lewis on the page, which has been set up by Charlotte Peach reads: 'Lee was a very loved by his family, friends, partner and his son. He was a very popular lad and no one has expected for such tragic circumstances to happen.'

Jamie Lewis, Mr Lewis' brother said: 'Lee was not just a very popular lad, Lee was a very popular young lad who was loved and adored by so many.'


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The death is not being treated as suspicious.

The incident has since been referred to the Independent Office of Police Conduct (IOPC).

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A spokesperson for Norfolk Constabulary said that as a result of previous police contact with the man involved, the matter has been referred to the office as a matter of standard procedure.

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