The family of a 15-year-old boy whose body has been discovered in Ashley near Hale in Trafford have paid tribute to him.
Alex Rodda’s body was discovered outside in Ashley Mill Lane near Hale shortly before 8am on Friday 13 December.
The death is being treated as suspicious and police have arrested a 19-year-old teenage male.
The family of the teenage boy from the Knutsford area have been informed and are being supported by specialist officers.
In a joint statement, the family said: “Alex was a very loving, caring, kind, loyal and, most of all, trusting young boy.
“He loved life and made friends wherever he went.
“He will be sorely missed.”
Detective Chief Inspector Simon Blackwell, of Cheshire Constabulary’s Major Crime Directorate, said: “Our thoughts are with Alex’s family at this extremely difficult time.
“They are currently being supported by specialist officers and we request for their privacy to be respected.”