HEARTFELT tributes have been paid to a man who died after being struck by a van in Quinton.

Warren Spencer was hit by a Ford Transit Tipper van at 6.15am on Thursday, January 23 at the junction of Ridgeway Avenue and Hagley Road West.

Despite the best efforts of medics, he died at the scene.

Mr Spencer's family have paid an emotional tribute to the "hardworking, fun loving and sociable" 45-year-old.

In a statement, they said: “Warren was a loving husband and brother, loved by his friends and family and adored by his dog.

“He was always reliable and one of the kindest, generous, most sincere people. He meant a lot to everyone and everyone counted on him.

“Warren enjoyed life to the full, he was hardworking, fun loving and sociable and loved the pub.

“He loved his holidays and had a good sense of humour and this is a huge loss to everyone who knew and loved him.

“We ask if you can respect the family at this sad time to allow us to grieve.”

Police are continuing to investigate the collision and have asked for witnesses or anyone with dashcam footage to get in touch.

The van driver, a 24-year-old man, was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and has been released while enquiries continue, a police spokesperson has confirmed.

Anyone with information should contact collision investigators on FL_ COLLISION _INVEST@west-midlands.pnn.police.uk, via Live Cha at west-midlands.police.uk or call 101.

Log number 326 of January 23 should be quoted.

Crimestoppers can also be contacted anonymously on 0800 555 111.