NORTH Wales Police have today named the 38- year-old victim of a suspected hit and run on the A5025 between Valley and Llanynghenedl, Anglesey, on Friday night.

The man has been identified as Stuart Farnell, who was from the Stockport area.

Mr Farnell's family have paid the following tribute to him:"Stuart was a much loved father, son and brother. His loss is devastating and has caused wounds that won't heal. To lose a loved one in such a way is an indescribable pain. We are all devastated by his loss, his parents and daughter are broken. Stuart will be remembered fondly by all who knew him, as a character who never failed to make you smile. His daughter Payton has lost her best friend, the best dad in the world. Stuart was her number one and she was his. We loved him so much and miss him with all of our heart."

DCI Brian Kearney said: “Following our appeal on Saturday, a local person has contacted police that afternoon. He was subsequently arrested and a vehicle seized in connection with this ongoing investigation.

"I would be grateful if anyone who was travelling along the A5025 between Valley and Llanynghenedl between 2030hrs and 2200hrs on Friday the 19th of February 2021 would contact the police on 101 quoting incident number Z023761."

North Wales Police say that, shortly after 11pm on Friday, they had received calls from members of the public reporting a male who was unresponsive by the roadside.

Despite the best efforts of members of the public who stopped to assist, the man, Mr Farnell, was pronounced dead at the scene.

NWP added that it was 'likely' that Mr Farnell had been hit by an unidentified vehicle(s) which did not remain at the scene.