The victim of a fatal suspected hit and run in Dartmouth has been named as 27-year-old Jamie Symons.

Mr Symons died after he was found fatally injured in the road near Dartmouth Naval College around 12.40am yesterday.

The incident is being investigated by the Major Crime Investigation Team.

The 27-year-old's friends say he had recently begun living and working on a farm, one of his lifelong ambitions.

Jamie was well-known for being accompanied by a black lurcher called Corley.