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Tributes paid as Kieran Arnold dies after A541 collision

Kieran Arnold
Image caption Kieran Arnold's mother Donna said he was a "fantastic son" and "loving brother"

A mother has paid tribute to her 21-year-old son who died in a road traffic collision, as police appeal for information about the incident.

Kieran Arnold from Cymau, near Wrexham, died after his Ford Transit van collided with a silver Land Rover Discovery on the A541 near Pontblyddyn, Flintshire, at 17:00 BST on Monday.

His mother Donna said he was a "fantastic son" and "loving brother".

A 47-year-old local man has been arrested and is awaiting questioning.

Police said on Tuesday the man was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving.

Mr Arnold's mother, Donna said: "Kieran was a fantastic son to David and I and a loving big brother to Aaron, eight, and Steffan, six.

"Kieran was a keen bodybuilder who enjoyed all sorts of sports including football and generally keeping fit.

"He was well thought of within his work as a plumber and was a hard working lad with drive and ambition, and aspired to start his own business."

She added: "Kieran was a handsome young man who spent most of his time with his long-term girlfriend Lizzie.

"Kieran has been tragically taken from us at the age of 21, and will be sorely missed by every member of his loving family.

"His loss has affected the whole family greatly."

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact Pc Mark Lightfoot on 101, quoting reference RC13095250, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

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