Tributes for teenager found dead by A529 in Shropshire

Arnold Higgins
Image caption Police said Arnold Higgins had injuries consistent with being hit by a vehicle

The family of a teenager found dead next to a Shropshire road have spoken of their devastation.

Arnold Higgins, 19, was found on Friday morning on the verge alongside the A529 near Market Drayton.

A post-mortem examination revealed injuries consistent with being struck by a vehicle, police said.

A statement issued by Arnold's father Aubrey, mother Zenka, sister Kimberley, brother Brandon and niece Elissa said his memories would always live on.

'Idolised us all'

"Arnie was a top lad and lived life to the full," it said.

"It was an honour for him to be our son, brother and uncle.

"He idolised us all as we did him. Arnie has now sadly gone but his memories will always live on."

Police believe Arnold, of Sycamore Way in Market Drayton, was struck by a passing vehicle the day before he was found, as he walked home from the Adderley farm where he worked.

Det Ch Insp Neil Jamieson, the officer leading the investigation, said: "I am appealing to anyone who travelled along this stretch of the A529 last Thursday between 17:00 and 18:00 GMT by calling 101 if they saw anything of note."

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