North West Wales

Llangefni footballer Tom Wyn Roberts' road death

Tom Wyn Roberts
Image caption Tom Wyn Roberts was described as a popular man and a good footballer

Tributes have been paid to a "popular" local footballer, who died following a collision involving a car on Anglesey.

The 22-year-old pedestrian, named locally as Tom Wyn Roberts, died at the scene in Llangefni early on Sunday.

Floral tributes have been left at the scene for the Gaerwen FC striker, who had scored in a match hours before his death.

North Wales Police questioned five men over the incident, releasing two on bail until the New Year.

The other three have been released without charge following the incident at Glanhwfa Road.

Gaerwen team manager Darren Meredith described Mr Roberts as a gifted footballer and popular man, who was well-known in Llangefni.

'Shocking news'

"Popular is an understatement," he said. "He had a good sense of humour.

"He scored in the last three games. He was fast and lethal in front of goal - he had the confidence to try."

Mr Roberts scored his team's only goal in a 9-1 defeat against Glantraeth FC on Saturday in the Welsh Alliance Division Two league match.

A tribute by Stan Strickland, secretary of Glantraeth FC on the club's website said: "Nothing can prepare you for such shocking news so soon after you have seen a young man so full of life.

"Tomos had a spell with Glantraeth during 2008-09 season and many of our current players were good friends with him and will be devastated by the news.

"It is clear he was a very popular young man amongst all who knew him well.

"We send our deepest sympathy to Tom's family and friends and of course everyone at Gaerwen Football Club."

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