TRIBUTES have been paid to Adrian Joseph, whose body was pulled from the river this week.

People have been paying their respects to the 33-year-old, of Park Close, Hounslow, on Twitter.

Jodie Vivienna tweeted: "r.i.p Adrian Joseph my thoughts are with you daughter and family. you were a good man you will be missed dearly xx."

Michael Ankobia wrote on the social messaging site: "It hurt me greatly to hear what happened to you, I just pray that you're at peace now & that your family finds peace too. Adrian Joseph #RIP."

Neighbours said they were shocked to hear of Mr Joseph's death, with one man adding that he had 'seemed like a nice guy'.

Police yesterday appealed for witnesses after he was formally identified.

His body was found in the River Crane, beside Crane Park Island, in Whitton, on Monday morning, at about 11am.

A post mortem examination was carried out on Wednesday and although police initially said the cause of death was drowning, a spokesman later said the results were inconclusive. Officers are now awaiting further toxicology reports.

Mr Joseph's death is being treated as unexplained and acting Detective Chief Inspector Clare Murray said police were keen to trace his last movements.

"Following previous enquiries we know he was seen on Friday, September 13 at around 6pm in Cross Deep, Twickenham. It is thought he was wearing a hooded top and lycra training shorts," she said.

"We are appealing for anyone who had seen or who had direct contact with Mr Joseph between Friday, September 13 and Monday, September 16 to call us on 020 8721 5932. Alternatively, to remain anonymous, call 0800 555 111."