The family of a teenager who was killed in a suspected hit and run collision near Bishop’s Castle has thanked the community for their support.

Hundreds of people attended 17-year-old Dylan Price’s funeral at St John the Baptist Church in Bishop’s Castle on Saturday, October 9.

His family asked those attending the funeral to wear red in tribute to the rugby-loving teenager who was a much-loved member of Bishop’s Castle and Onny Valley Rugby Club. Friends and family members in the funeral procession wore Welsh rugby shirts bearing Dylan’s name and number on their backs.

Speaking after the funeral, Dylan’s father Darren Price thanked everyone who attended or watched the service which was broadcasted outside the church.

Floral tributes left outside Bishops Castle Rugby Club on Brampton Road..

Floral tributes left outside Bishops Castle Rugby Club on Brampton Road..

He said: “You are all amazing and helped celebrate his passing as it should of been. It brought smiles to his family and friends and it was a great way to remember him.”

Donations received will be given to the Young MINDs charity and pastoral care at Bishop's Castle Community College .

Dylan was found on the B4385 Brampton Road between Bishop’s Castle and Lydbury North at around 5am on Sunday, September 19; the day before his 18th birthday.

A post-mortem examination revealed injuries consistent with a collision with a vehicle. Police officers investigating Dylan’s death continue to appeal for information.

Anyone with any information is asked to call 101 or visiting the West Mercia Police website. Alternatively, reporting information can be done anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.