North East Wales

Tribute paid to motorcyclist Alan Watson from Denbigh

Alan Watson Image copyright Family pic issued by North Wales Police
Image caption Mr Watson's family said they will "miss him terribly"

The family of a grandfather killed after he collided with a lorry have described him as their "best friend".

Alan Blackburn Watson, 65, from Denbigh, died in hospital following a collision on the A5 at Maerdy, Denbighshire, on Monday.

Police have appealed for witnesses to the incident involving Mr Watson's motorcycle and an Iveco Tipper lorry shortly before 14:00 BST.

A family tribute said he was "respected and loved by all who knew him".

It added: "Alan Blackburn Watson was a loving husband of 40 years, to Maureen, and a loving father to Greg, Damian and Pippa.

"We will all miss him terribly and his loyalty to us all as a family.

"He was respected and loved by all who knew him.

"He was not only a husband, dad and granddad, but most of all our best friend."

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