The family of an 18-year-old who died after he hit by a car on a County Durham road at the weekend have paid tribute to “an amazing young man.”

Sonny Farrier, from Walker, in Newcastle, was struck by a car on Bogle Hole Lane, near Delves Lane, Consett, at about 1.10pm on Saturday, December 2.

Despite medical treatment, he was pronounced dead at the scene.

No-one else is believed to have been injured.

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In a statement, his family said: “Sonny was a much-loved brother, son, and boyfriend.

“Everyone that knew Sonny had nothing but kind words, an amazing young man with such a loveable character.

“Sonny was Newcastle United’s number one fan and travelled wherever to watch them. He lived and breathed football.”

The Northern Echo: