TRIBUTES have been paid to an Anglesey seaman who died on duty aboard a nuclear submarine.
Peter Richard Radcliffe Roberts, aged 20, from Holyhead, was found dead while on active duty aboard the HMS Vigilant nuclear submarine as it was en route to America.
A Royal Navy Police investigation is now underway to determine the cause of death.
A Royal Navy spokesperson confirmed he was at sea on the submarine when he died.
He said: “We can confirm with great sadness that Engineering Technician Peter Roberts, from HMS submarine Vigilant was found dead on board on September 2.
“ET Roberts’ body will be re-patriated at the earliest opportunity. His next of kin have been informed, and a visiting officer from the Naval personnel and families service has been appointed.”
“It would be inappropriate to comment further at this stage.”
Headteacher of Holyhead High School, Martin Wise paid tribute to the former pupil.
He said: “He was a very popular young man, who was much liked and respected, and will be missed by staff and former pupils alike.
“It was a real shock to hear about his death and everyone here is saddened.”
A funeral service is to be held at 2pm at St Cybi’s Church, Holyhead on Friday, September 21.