THE family of a west Wales teen who died on Tuesday have paid an emotional tribute to him.

Dyfed-Powys Police say that 16-year-old Llŷr Davies, a pupil at Ysgol Bro Teifi in Llandysul, died following an incident at a property in the Efailwen area, Clunderwen, reportedly involving a dumper truck.

Paying tribute on Wednesday evening, Llŷr's family described him as 'kind, funny and charming'.

The family said: “It is with great sadness that we as a family announce the passing of our beloved Llŷr.

"On the 12 March our world was turned upside down when learning of the death of our kind, funny and charming Llŷr.

"Your caring and warm personality will stay with us for the rest of our days.

"Your ability to light up any room you walked into is something we will cherish and remember forever.

"Our lives will never be the same without you Llŷr, you will forever be in our hearts. Cysga’n dawel beautiful boy.

"The family wish to thank friends, family and the wider community for all their messages of support. It has given us comfort during this dark time knowing that Llŷr has touched so many lives.”

Aberporth Community Council also paid tribute, expressing its condolences with Llŷr's family, adding: “His tragic death will have a significant impact on the young people in our area and wider.  

“As a council we know our community will pull together to comfort each other; support services and counselling are available through schools and Area43 Depot.”

Chairman, Cllr Dave Addison, added: "Aberporth Community Council is saddened to hear of the news  and our thoughts and prayers are with the family at this time ."

Llŷr was a keen rugby and football player, with Newcastle Emlyn Rugby Club paying tribute, saying: "Very sad news yesterday that one of our U16 players lost his life in a tragic accident. Llŷr Davies was a loveable boy and a friend to everyone. The club extends its deepest sympathies to the family and all his friends."

Cardigan Town FC also paid tribute to their former player, saying: “Tragic news that one of our past junior players, Llŷr Davies, died in an accident yesterday. As a club we would like to extend our heartfelt condolences to his family and friends.”

Dyfed-Powys Police said Llŷr's death has been reported to the coroner and the Health and Safety Executive (HSE).