Tributes paid to ‘happy, hardworking’ Caernarfon man who died in crash
Tributes have been paid to a young man who died following a crash in Gwynedd.
Joshua Lloyd Roberts from Caernarfon died following a collision which occurred shortly after 11pm on Friday (June 2nd).
Emergency services were called to reports that a man had been found injured on Ffordd Waunfawr in Caeathro.
However, despite their best efforts, the 19-year-old was pronounced dead at the scene.
North Wales Police have confirmed that another man has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving.
He has since been released on bail pending further enquiries.
Meanwhile, Joshua’s family have issued the following tribute: “Joshua was a happy, outgoing hardworking man who had time for everyone.
“He was very well known in the local area and enjoyed spending time with his friends and family and always had a lovely smile on his face.
“He was devoted to all his family and would give anyone his time. He was a great older brother to Roni and a fantastic little brother to Abi.
“He was a passionate football fan and enjoyed supporting both Everton (COYB) and his hometown of Caernarfon.
“He was a valued team member of Bontnewydd Football Club and also Cardiff Metropolitan University Gym Gym Society. Joshua enjoyed travelling and enjoyed many holidays abroad.
“Joshua was studying in Cardiff University and was in the second year of a Sports Performance Analysis Degree. Johua returned home regularly to see his family and work in the local area.
“The family wish to thank those who have reached out to them in this difficult time. We are absolutely heartbroken, and we would now like time to grieve and would ask to be given the appropriate privacy.”
Inspector Iwan Roberts from North Wales Police Roads Policing Unit said: “Our heartfelt condolences remain with Joshua’s family at this incredibly difficult time. They are now being supported by specialist officers.
“We are urging anybody who may have been travelling in the area at around or shortly before 11pm on Friday, 2 June to contact us. We are also urging anybody who may have dash cam footage to get in touch with us as soon as possible.
“Several lines of enquiry are underway to establish what happened on Friday night. We can confirm that a 19-year-old local man has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving, failing to stop after a collision and failing to report a collision. He has since been released on bail pending further enquiries.
“I urge anybody who may be able to assist with our ongoing investigation to contact us via the website or by calling 101, quoting reference number 23000475711.”
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