North East Wales

Tributes to Gareth Roberts after fatal 4x4 hill fall

Gareth Huw Roberts Image copyright Family photo via north wales police
Image caption Mr Roberts died after the incident on a hillside near Mold on Sunday

The parents of a Denbighshire man who died after an off-road vehicle toppled down a hill say they have lost a wonderful son who was a "ray of sunshine".

Gareth Huw Roberts, 30, from Ruthin, died after the incident at Moel Llys y Coed near Mold early on Sunday morning.

Parents Dei and Edna Roberts said he would be missed by all including twin brother Aled and sister Elen.

"Gareth will always be in our hearts," they said in a statement.

Mr Roberts, a former pupil at Ysgol Brynhyfryd in Ruthin, trained as a mechanic at Wrexham's Yale College, now Coleg Cambria, serving an apprenticeship at a local garage.

His partner Louise Collister said: "He had the rare ability to bring a smile to everyone's face as soon as he entered the room."

North Wales Police issued the statement on behalf of the family.

Officers said no other vehicles were thought to be involved in the incident.

Image copyright Daily Post
Image caption The 4x4 vehicle believed to be involved in the incident

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