TRIBUTES have been paid to a "larger than life character" who died in a  road traffic collision in Wrexham at the weekend.

Keiron Smith, known as 'Pidge', was 30 years old and lived in Wrexham.

He sadly died on Saturday (March 4) after the bike he was riding collided with a car on the A541 Mold Road at the junction with Old Mold Road in Gwersyllt.

Police are continuing to appeal for witnesses following the incident.

Kieron's family has issued the following tribute: “Pidge, as so many knew him, was a larger than life character and took every day as it came, he would talk to everybody he would pass on the streets.

"He enjoyed spending time with his family and friends and loved his music as well as a couple of cans of beer. Despite his lifestyle he always had good intentions and meant well, and would always do what he could for people.

"Pidge was a dependant character from a young age and when he would get pocket money as a young child he'd often take himself off to the local supermarket to buy the cheapest Swiss roll cake - whether it be a chocolate or jam sponge."

They added: "As a family and all of his friends, we are left with so many memories and he will always live on in our hearts and minds. This truly breaks us, and it doesn’t seem right. As a family we would like to thank everybody for your kind messages and calls at this time.

"Also, we send our thanks to those who helped at the roadside as well as the Welsh Ambulance Service and Wales Air Ambulance.

"Mum will always love and miss you. I will miss your voice and cheeky smile. You made me laugh so much; life will never be the same again. Fly high my son, until we meet again xxx Rest in peace." 

Anybody who may have witnessed the collision or who may have information is urged to contact police via the live web chat or by calling 101 and quoting reference number 23000187025.