POLICE have launched appeal following a fatal crash near Beddgelert over the weekend.

A male motorcyclist died following the collision on the A4085 between Rhyd-Ddu at around 3.50pm on Saturday, 10 February.

A police spokesperson said: "North Wales Police received a report of a two-vehicle collision on the A4085 between a grey Ford Fiesta car and a Black Yamaha motorcycle.

"The emergency services attended, however, despite their best efforts, the male driver of the motorcycle was pronounced dead at the scene.

"His next of kin and the Coroner have been informed."

Sergeant Alun Jones from the North Wales Police Roads Crime Unit is appealing for witnesses. He said: “Sadly this is now being investigated as a fatal road traffic collision and our thoughts are with the man’s family at this very difficult time.

“We are urging anybody who may have witnessed the collision, or anybody who may have been travelling or walking along the A4085 in the vicinity of Beddgelert and who may have dashcam footage, to contact us."

The road remained closed for a number of hours following the collision to allow the Forensic Investigation Unit to conduct an investigation.

Anybody with information is urged to contact officers at the Roads Policing Unit via the live webchat on the website, or by calling 101, quoting reference number Q019839.