Rhyl mobility scooter crash: Family tribute to Wilfred Holden

Wilfred Holden Wilfred Holden was on holiday in Rhyl when he was fatally injured

The family of a 75-year-old man who died after his mobility scooter was in collision with a car have paid tribute to a "devoted and loving husband".

Wilfred Holden, from Ashton-Under-Lyne, Greater Manchester, died in hospital after the crash in Rhyl, Denbighshire.

Police are appealing for witnesses to the incident on Coast Road near Rhyl Golf Club just before 11:30 BST on Thursday involving a green Citroen car.

His family said his three main loves were "his family, football and food".

The pensioner, who was on holiday in Rhyl, was taken to Ysbyty Glan Clwyd in Bodelwyddan with head injuries where he later died.

North Wales Police is investigating the fatal incident.

In a statement issued via police, the great-grandfather's family said: "Wilf Holden had three main loves in his life - his family, football and food.

"His heart was big and strong and to most of us he was very funny, although he didn't mean to be with his selective hearing.

"He was a devoted and loving husband of 52 years to Christine and a loving father to four wonderful children - Mark, Andrew, Lorraine and Gregory.

"He will be deeply missed by everyone."

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