THE family of the man who died following a crash near Betws-y-Coed have paid tribute to 'a perfectionist self-employed painter'.

Jason Bown, 52, was from the Derbyshire area.

In a statement, the family said: "We are totally shocked, devastated and heartbroken by the loss of Jason, a much-loved son, brother, nephew and loyal friend to many.

“Jason was born in Baslow, Derbyshire. He was a biker, a perfectionist self-employed painter and decorator. He worked only to fund his love for anything Harley Davidson, to take as many photos of his pride and joy, (his Harley) in as many places as possible.

“Words cannot explain how empty his family, friends and customers lives are now that he’s gone.

“He will be forever missed by all that knew him.

“We would like to thank the emergency services at the scene and North Wales Police Roads Policing Investigation Unit for their support at this traumatic time.”

Officers are continuing to investigate the incident which happened at about 1.30pm on Tuesday, September 7 on the A5 near to Rhydlanfair, Conwy and involved two motorcycles. Both the Welsh Ambulance Service and the Wales Air Ambulance attended the scene,

The other motorcyclist, a 61-year-old man, remains in hospital with serious injuries.

Anybody with information that may help with the ongoing investigation is urged to contact officers at the Roads Policing Unit by telephoning 101. Quote incident number 21000623457.