TRIBUTES have been paid to a Wirral granddad who died in a crash in North Wales at the weekend.

74-year-old Anthony Steel, from Birkenhead, has been named as the fourth man killed in the two car crash on Saturday morning.

His family today issued an emotional tribute to "Tony", who they described as a kind and caring man who always had a massive smile on his face.

Mr Steel was on his way to a church meeting when the Vauxhall Zafira he was driving was in collision ws a Vauxhall Astra on the A5 near Corwen.

A heartbreaking statement from his family, said: "He was a kind, caring and good husband to Joan, married for 43 years, loving father to three,  Matthew, Jane and Luke and grandfather to six, Dylan,Stephen, Christopher, Jessica, Benjamin and Joseph. Father-in-law to Renee, Catherine and Craig and loving brother to four;  Marion, Olive, Jean and David.

"He loved to talk a lot and was always interested in people and what they had to say. He always had a massive smile and was kind to everyone he met, whether it be a stranger or his close friends.

"Tony loved to play golf but this became hard for him to walk the 18 holes, so he took up playing the X-box and enjoyed playing games and beating everyone at FIFA.

"He loved spending time in Scotland with his wife in and was partial to the odd Scottish brew. He will be sadly missed by all who knew him."

A man also from Merseyside who was travelling with Mr Steel is currently in a stable condition at the University Hospital of North Staffordshire in Stoke-on-Trent.

Three young men from Corwen travelling in the Vauxhall Zafira were also killed in the crash.

They were named earlier this week as Jacob Hocking, 22, Adam Richards, 21 and Jackson Edwards, 20. 

North Wales Police are appealing for witnesses to the collision to call them on 101 quoting reference S12851.