The family of the man who sadly died following a road traffic collision in Johnstown, Wrexham last week have paid tribute to him.

George Ian Stevenson was 86-years-old and lived in the Johnstown area.

His family said: “Ian, as he was known by his friends and family was a much devoted husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather."

They added: "He was retired having worked in a number of roles throughout his life but continued to work even into his 80’s.

“Ian was originally from Whitehurst, but had lived in Johnstown, Wrexham for 20 years. He met his wife Sylvia in Pentre Primary school.

“Ian was a very hard working, caring, and peaceful person, who loved his family life, and always looked forward to spending quality time with them. He was very active in the motorcycle scene where he spent many years marshalling at the TT races in the Isle of Man.

“It goes without saying that his family are devastated by their sudden loss, and Ian will be truly missed by all.

“The family would like to thank the members of public for their overwhelming support at the road traffic collision and for their ongoing  support since Ian sadly passed away, in particular, those who have left flowers as a tribute to him.”

Officers are continuing to appeal for witnesses to the collision which happened shortly before 7.30pm on Wednesday, March 2 which involved a pedestrian and a red coloured Citroen C2.

The 40-year-old driver of the Citroen was arrested on suspicion of driving offences, and he has been released under investigation whilst enquiries continue.

Anybody who can assist with the ongoing investigation, including anybody who may have been travelling in the area and who may have dash cam footage, are urged to contact officers at the Roads Policing Unit via the live webchat or by calling 101, quoting reference number 22000150294.