Posted: Sun 21st Feb 2021

Updated: Sun 21st Feb

Tributes paid to dad who died in suspected hit and run on Anglesey as local man arrested

North Wales news and information

Tributes have been paid to a father who lost his life in a suspected hit and run incident on Anglesey.

Stuart Farnell from Stockport has been named as the man found unresponsive at the roadside on the A5025 between Valley and Llanynghenedl on Friday night.

Police have also confirmed that a local man has been arrested in relation to the incident after making himself known to officers.

Stuart’s family have paid the following tribute to the 38-year-old: “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.”

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