The family of a man who died in a crash in Whalley have paid tribute to him.

Police were called around 2pm on Sunday after receiving reports of an accident on the A59.

A man riding a Kawasaki motorbike had been travelling from Clitheroe towards Langho with another rider when he came off the carriageway and crashed into a tree.

The man, later named as Richard Walters, 56, from Liverpool, suffered serious injuries and was sadly pronounced dead at the scene. The other rider was not injured.

The road was closed for five hours while accident investigators attended the scene.

In a statement, the family of Mr Walters said: "Richard Michael Walters was a loving partner to Jan and father to his three children.

"He was a caring brother to his three siblings.

"He will be missed not only by his family, but by his many friends and work colleagues.

"He loved going out riding on his motorbike, he died doing what he loved.

"Rest in peace Ricky."

Sgt Laura Kendall, of Lancashire Police’s Tactical Operations, said: “These are very sad and tragic circumstances and my thoughts are with the rider and his family at this time.

“We are appealing to anyone who saw the collision, or may have dashcam footage showing what happened, to come forward.

“If you can assist our enquiries please call 101 quoting log 0826 of June 6.”