Mum pays emotional tribute to ‘loving’ and ‘cheeky’ 19-year-old son found dead in Swansea woodland

A mum has paid tribute to her “loving and cheeky’ 19-year-old son who was found dead in woodland.

Liam Reynold’s body was found on Friday, August 23 in Swansea.

An inquest into his death has been adjourned until February next year.

Liam’s mum, Beverly Reynolds said her son, who had boxed for Wales, had always been full of life and had lots of interests.

She said he loved horses ever since he was a young boy.

He used to go out down the race course, and was always going out with friends. At Penlan everybody seemed to have horses. That’s the way he got into them. He was very loving. He loved animals.

– BEVERLY REYNOLDS, MUM

She said he was just like any other teenager, but had “lost his way in the last couple of months”.

In recognition of Liam’s love for horses, there will be around 30 horses expected at the funeral.

As well as riding horses, the youngster was also a keen sportsman.

He had played football for several teams and and represented the school in cross county at county level.

Mrs Reynolds said her other children were “computer mad”, but Liam was never indoors, “he was always outside.”

She said the whole family – including his father Dean, his two brothers and sisters will miss him terribly.

Liam’s death is something which they never thought they would ever have to put themselves through.

He was too busy helping other people to be unhappy. He was never a down boy. He was always cheeky.

– BEVERLY REYNOLDS, MUM

Many of his friends and family are expected to turn out for his funeral wearing pink – Liam’s favourite colour.It follows a balloon release a day after his death, when his friends released balloons and laid flowers in his memory.

Pink car bows with messages have also been left for the teenager who was nicknamed “Chippy”.

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