Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Bradley Was the Sensible One. We All Loved Him and This Is So out of Character

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Bradley Was the Sensible One. We All Loved Him and This Is So out of Character

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Byline: Lisa Hutchinson Reporter lisa.hutchinson@ncjmedia.co.uk

DRUGS may have been to blame for the death a teenager sparking claims it would have been "totally out of character". Brad O'Halloran yesterday laid flowers for his pal Bradley Dodds and said he was "super intelligent" and the "sensible one of the group".

Bradley, 18, of Newburn, had just returned from a 10-day stay in Magaluf, Majorca, when tragedy struck. He went to a party on Monday night in Stuart Court, Kenton Bank Foot, Newcastle, where police say he could have taken drugs.

He was later found wandering like a "zombie" in Pinewood Close in Kingston Park at around 1.40pm on Tuesday. He was taken to hospital and later died.

Best pal Brad, 20, of Trevelyan Drive, Newbiggin Hall, Newcastle, said: "I've known him for four years, he was the best kid ever. He was very bright and a super intelligent lad.

"He was an A* student and had just finished doing his A-levels at Kenton High School. He was wanting to go on to university or an apprenticeship in graphic design."

Yesterday Brad arrived at Pinewood Close with a bunch of flowers, cards and a picture of his friend. He broke down in tears and was being comforted by his girlfriend Natalie Cooper and another girl.

Brad added: "He came to me on Monday and had some food. He left to go to a party. He tried to ring me at 7am the next morning but I was asleep and missed his call. I then found out what had happened.

"It was my sister who saw that a lad had been found in the street on the Chronicle website. The police had been around to mine earlier and I knew it was him. I put two and two together and realised it was Bradley.

"He was the normal, sensible lad. He was the sensible one in the group and this is totally out of character.

"We love him so much, everyone loved him, he will never be forgotten, he will always live on in our hearts. …

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