'You will be sadly missed': Tributes paid to missing Sheffield man after discovery of body

Tributes have been paid to a missing Sheffield man after the discovery of a body today.

Friday, 15th May 2020, 6:34 pm
Updated Friday, 15th May 2020, 6:34 pm
Craig Hammond

The body of a man was found close to Highfield Lane, Waverley, this morning and although the identity has not yet been confirmed, it is believed to be that of 49-year-old Craig Hammond, who was reported missing from his home in Swallownest in March.

South Yorkshire Police said: “While formal identification has not yet taken place, officers do believe it to be that of Craig.

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“His family have been informed and are being supported.”

Posting tributes on Facebook, Steve Smithy said: “R.I.P Craig. Gone too soon.”

Pete Bailey added: “R.I.P my good friend. Will miss you.”

Cheryl Smedley added: “R.I.P Hammy love. You were a lovely lad. Knew you from school.”

Neil Cheetham described Crag as a ‘good friend’.

Lee Cainey added: “A good friend and work colleague. You will be sadly missed.”