Tributes have been pouring in after a 17-year-old man was killed in a hit and run incident in Shropshire over the weekend. The 17-year-old, named locally as Dylan, was killed in a hit and run incident between Lydbury North and Bishops Castle overnight Saturday into Sunday.
Bishops Castle RUFC paid tribute on Facebook by saying:
“Words cannot describe the feelings the boys are going through at the club right now.
“Dylan Price was not only a club member or team mate he was a friend, a brother and always a smile everyone loved to see around the changing room.
“He always gave his everything in to all he did, not just on the rugby pitch. Dylan will forever be a part of Bishops Castle Rugby Club and will never be forgotten.
“Our thoughts and love go out to the family in this tough time – fly high Dylan RIP.”
Meanwhile, West Mercia Police have issued the following appeal in relation to the fatal incident.
Detectives investigating the death of a young man in Shropshire are appealing for witnesses and information.
The body of the 17 year old was discovered in the road in Brampton Road, Bishops Castle in the early hours of Sunday morning (19 September).
While cause of death has yet to be fully established, the young man is believed to have been struck by a vehicle while he was walking along the road, causing him to suffer fatal injuries.
Detective Inspector Dafydd Jones said: “This is a tragic incident and our thoughts are with the young man’s family at this incredibly difficult and upsetting time.
“Our enquiries are continuing and we’re particularly keen to speak to anyone who may have seen him walking along Brampton Road. We would also like to speak to anyone who may have dash-cam footage or who may have witnessed any vehicles or people in the area acting suspiciously during this time.”
Anyone who has any information is urged to call 101 or visit our website, quoting incident 00140i of 19 September.
Alternatively, if you have information but don’t feel comfortable speaking to police, you can speak to the independent charity Crimestoppers. It is 100% anonymous, they never ask your name and they cannot trace your call or I.P address. You can contact them online or by calling 0800 555 111.”