A FAMILY said a "huge hole" has been left in their hearts after their son was killed at a music festival.

Bodybuilder Aiden Connolly, who was from the Glasgow area, was hit by a 4x4 vehicle after leaving the Creamfields festival in Cheshire.

It is understood he had spent the evening with friends at the dance music event.

Emergency services raced to the scene at the Daresbury Expressway in Warrington and the 20-year-old was taken to hospital in Liverpool.

However, he died a short time later.

The tragedy happened at around 3.45am on Monday.

In a statement, issued through police in Cheshire, his devastated family said: "Aiden lived a happy and full life.

"He was a keen guitarist, a dedicated bodybuilder and enjoyed socialising with his family, friends and work colleagues."

The family described Aiden as "kind and thoughtful."

The statement added: "His tragic passing leaves a huge hole in the hearts of all who knew him."

Police said Aiden was hit by a Toyota Hilux, near the Creamfields site, and an investigation has been launched.

A Cheshire Constabulary spokesman said: "The driver involved in the collision, a 27-year-old man from Manchester, did not sustain any injuries.

"The family of the 20-year-old man have been informed and no arrests have been made.

"Detectives are looking into whether he'd been at the Creamfields festival."

Officers are working to establish the circumstances of the incident and witnesses have been urged to come forward.

More than 70,000 revellers attended the dance music festival on Sunday.