A HEARTBROKEN family have paid tribute to a motorcyclist who died in a crash near Ruthin.

Adam George Frail was 28-years-old and came from the Bootle area of Merseyside.

He died following a one vehicle collision on the A494 on Wednesday, August 12.

In a statement, Mr Frail's family said: "We are utterly heartbroken at the tragic loss of our beloved Adam. He was such a kind, caring boy with an infectious laugh and witty personality.

“He was a beloved son, brother, uncle and friend to so many. We cannot begin to express what he meant to us all.

“Biking was his one true love, a love that took him to the Isle of Man each year with his racing team. He was part of such a wonderful biking community, who have all come together to show us how loved he was and how missed he will be.

“North Wales was his happy place, and it’s some comfort to us knowing that he died doing what he loved in such a beautiful setting.

"We cannot express how grateful we are to the wonderful people there who comforted Adam after the accident and tried to save him. You looked after him when we couldn’t.

“We’d like to thank North Wales Police who have provided so much support and have shown such compassion to us. Also a special thank you to the Caernarfon Air Ambulance for doing everything you could to save him.

“Finally, we thank everyone who has sent messages of condolence and support.

"We now ask for privacy as we try come to terms with the tragic loss of our wonderful, loving Adam.”

Officers are continuing to appeal for witnesses to the collision which happened near Pentre Smithy, about half a mile from Ruthin towards Mold.

Emergency services were called shortly after 4pm on the Wednesday

Despite best efforts from members of the public and police officers carrying out CPR, Mr Frail was pronounced dead at the scene.

Anybody with information that could assist with the investigation is asked to contact officers at the Roads Policing Unit in St Asaph on 101. Quote reference number 20000482100.