The family of a man killed in a road traffic collision in Powys have paid tribute to him, and said that their world has been shattered by his loss and they have been left with a huge hole in their hearts.

Shaun Dufty, from Upton-Upon-Severn, was riding his motorcycle along the A470 Rhayader to Llangurig at approximately 8.55 am on Sunday, October 8, when he was involved in a collision. Sadly he died at the scene.

His family said: “Shaun was a loving son, husband, father, grandfather, brother and uncle and had a wide circle of friends.

“He was a fun loving man who was a member of two motorbike clubs, enjoying riding his bikes with the bike members on Thursdays and Sundays and went to regular bike meets on Tuesday and Thursday evenings.

“His hobby was getting 1980s bikes and restoring them back to their original condition.

“He enjoyed his foreign holidays, snorkeling, loved his food and had an amazing zest for life.

“Shaun was a genuine, loving trustworthy man.

“Our world has been shattered by his loss and we have been left with a huge hole in our hearts.”

Mr Dufty’s family have asked that they be afforded the time to grieve at this very difficult time. They are being supported by specialist officers.

Police continue to investigate the collision, and are appealing for any witnesses that may be able to help with the investigation to come forward.