TRIBUTES have been paid to a Wirral man killed in an road traffic accident in North Wales.

Tony Lawson died after the incident on the A5 between Betws-y-Coed and the Swallow Falls on Sunday.

Paying tribute to the 27-year-old, who was originally from Skelmersdale but had lived in Wallasey for the last four years, his family described Tony as a "humble, kind, gentle and loving person.

"He will be sadly missed by all that he touched in his short life.

"He was a wonderful son to Tina and Steve, and a loving brother, cousin, uncle, nephew and fiancé.

"He was to be married less than three weeks before his untimely passing to his ever adoring partner, Danielle.

"Tony was raised in Skelmersdale but spent the last four years living in Wallasey with Danielle.

"He worked at a supermarket in Birkenhead, where he was highly thought of by all of his co-workers.

"He was a person who was always willing to help whenever he could.

"He loved to ride his motorbike and died doing what he loved.

"It was a beautiful day in a beautiful place but will forever remain a dark day in our memory.

"Rest in peace Tony."

A police investigation continues into the incident.

Roads Policing Unit inspector Alun Davies said: "We are appealing for the occupants of any vehicles that were travelling on the road at the time and may have witnessed the collision, to contact us urgently.

“The collision happened on the A5 between Betws-y-Coed and the Swallow Falls.

"This is the section of road where there are two lanes as travelling towards Bangor and a single carriageway towards Betws y Coed.

"In particular, we are keen to speak to the occupants of a car which was following two minibuses towing trailers, as the buses were slowing down to make a left turn."

Anyone with information can call the Roads Policing Unit on 101, quoting reference V102547.