TRIBUTES have been paid to a father and grandfather who died after being hit by a lorry.

Michael Day, 68, from Windsor Road in Penarth was a pedestrian when he was in collision with an articulated low loader-type vehicle, which was carrying a green forklift truck, outside the Barons Court public house at the Cogan Spur junction just after 8.30am on Friday, August 25.

Mr Day’s family has paid tribute to him, saying: "Michael was a truly loved father and grandfather, he was always happy and fun to be around, a young man in an older man’s body he was so fit and loved nothing more than to be out walking the dogs or playing with his grandchildren.

“We are truly heartbroken, he was such a huge part of everyone’s life.  He made everything better just by his sheer presence.

“Everything he did was for everyone else and not himself, words cannot express the loss we feel and the love we felt for him."

South Wales Police is continuing to appeal for witnesses to the collision who have not already contacted them to come forward.

Anyone who witnessed the collision, or who has any information which may assist with the investigation, is asked to contact 101, quoting occurrence 1700331426.

Alternatively, Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously on 0800 555 111.