The mother of a man killed in a collision in Shropshire has paid tribute to her son as “a ray of sunlight in our lives”.

William George Rogers died when he was hit by a vehicle on the B4368 at Diddlebury, between Craven Arms and Much Wenlock, on Friday 6 May.

He was 26 years old.

Will’s mum, Mandy Oliver, said: “We cannot find the words to express how we are feeling right now, our lives have been ripped apart.

“Will was our world, he was full of fun and could always make you smile with his witty sense of humour.

“With a smile and a hug he could make the world a better place.

“Will lived his life to the full, he has made many friends far and wide and he touched the hearts of everyone who knew him with his kindness and a heart of pure gold.

“He loved his life, his work and his rugby but most of all he loved being with those closest to him.

“Will was a ray of sunlight in our lives and our world as gone dark now that he has been taken from us.

“We would like to thank everyone for their support. We are taking comfort from the hundreds of wonderful messages we have received and from the bottom of our hearts we give thanks to those amazing members of the local community who have gone above and beyond to help police with their investigation.

“Our lives will never be the same without our gentle giant, he never failed to make us proud.”

A 56-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the collision and was bailed pending further enquiries.