THE family of a teenager killed after being hit by a car has paid tribute to their "treasured" boy.

Aidan Pilkington died after being hit by a car on Crow Road on Saturday and another teenager arrested in connection with the crash.

Aidan had just left Hyndland Secondary School and should have been setting off to Dundee University next week to begin a degree course.

His family described his loss as "cruel" and went on to thank everyone who has shown them love and support.

A statement reads: "Aidan was treasured by his family, and well loved and respected by his friends and community.

"Aidan left Hyndland Secondary School in the summer, and was going to be moving to Dundee next Saturday to attend Dundee University.

"He created a bright future for himself and was really looking forward to these opportunities and challenges.

"It is very cruel that he has been robbed of his life in this way.

"The family would like to thank friends, in particular Aidan’s friends, and the wider community, for their love, support, and kindness."

A 19-year-old man has been arrested following the crash, which happened at 12.20am on Saturday.

Police are continuing to appeal for witnesses to the incident.

Sergeant Scott Sutherland from Road Policing said: “The car involved has now been traced, and a 19-year-old man has been arrested in connection with this incident.

"He’s been released pending further investigation.

"We would like to thank everyone who has got in touch with us so far regarding the appeal, and urge anyone who has information, but has yet to contact us, to call 101 quoting incident reference number 0120 of September 11, 2021."