A465 death crash biker is named as Glynneath man

Glyndwr John Evans

Glyndwr John Evans

First published in News

THE biker who died in Saturday's Heads of the Valleys crash was today named as Glyndwr John Evans, aged 49, from Glynneath.

His family issued a tribute which said: " John was a keen and safe motorcyclist with many years of experience and has been tragically killed while doing something he loved.

" John has recently retired from the RAF and moved back to the Glynneath area, he was a loving brother and will be dearly missed by our family and friends."

Officers are re-appealing for information following the crash on the A465 near Clydach on Saturday.

Officers are aware of several people who were in the vicinity of the collision, in particular police are seeking assistance from the driver of a black Renault Clio which was seen in the area at the time of the collision.

Anyone who was in the area is urged to come forward as they might hold vital information in regards to cause of the collision.

The crash happened at approximately 12.35pm and involved a yellow Peugeot 106 car which was travelling towards Brynmawr and a Yamaha motorcycle and a Brutale motorcycle which were travelling towards Abergavenny.

The driver of the Peugeot, named locally as Philip Bath, 29, from Nantyglo, also died . The surviving motorcyclist remains in a serious but stable condition in hospital, and the car passenger suffered minor injuries and has been released from hospital.

If anyone has information they are asked to call Gwent Police on 101 or call the Collision Investigation Unit on 01633 642404

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4:56pm Mon 29 Oct 12

mvaone says...

R.I.P young man deepest sympathy to his family at this time.
R.I.P young man deepest sympathy to his family at this time. mvaone
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9:49pm Mon 29 Oct 12

paws2remember says...

First and foremost, my condolences to Glyndwr's family and friends. Saturday morning begun, as it always does here - always the same; nothing here hardly changes; a daily routine on my small holding, running my sheepdog, feeding my pigs. Then, last Saturday, on a beautiful crisp autumnal day in late October, 2012, all changed. I arrived at the scene and found the most gifted people upon earth working hard to try to save Glyndwr's life. Sadly, that was not to be. I live seconds from the scene and was at the time trying to help relatives of the car involved. I knew Glyndwr would not survive and there was no chaplain at the scene; so in my own quiet way, I prayed for Glyndwr and commended his soul to God. I quickly arranged a floral tribute to be placed near Glyndwr, which was present besides him, by 4.55pm - thanks to Powells Florists of Abergavenny. Early on Sunday, by 8am, I had prepared the scene and swept and cleaned it, in the advent of his family wishing to visit and pay their respects. By 9am, on Sunday morning, I was already in contact with Gwent Police Traffic dept, to convey to the next of kin that I had also placed a small temp' area near where their loved one lay, as a place of focus for their grief. That was in the form of a Crucifix and a set of brass candlesticks. Glyndwr was not alone in his final moments, I was there and was praying for him. I was not allowed near him, but I was inches away, praying whilst at the same time, helping others. I hope this brings you as a family some comfort at this time. His passing in such circumstances has deeply upset me, and I dread to think what this has done to you all. May God bless you, and may Glyndwr , in the mercy of God, rest in peace. Julian Tapping, Paws2Remember.co.uk
First and foremost, my condolences to Glyndwr's family and friends. Saturday morning begun, as it always does here - always the same; nothing here hardly changes; a daily routine on my small holding, running my sheepdog, feeding my pigs. Then, last Saturday, on a beautiful crisp autumnal day in late October, 2012, all changed. I arrived at the scene and found the most gifted people upon earth working hard to try to save Glyndwr's life. Sadly, that was not to be. I live seconds from the scene and was at the time trying to help relatives of the car involved. I knew Glyndwr would not survive and there was no chaplain at the scene; so in my own quiet way, I prayed for Glyndwr and commended his soul to God. I quickly arranged a floral tribute to be placed near Glyndwr, which was present besides him, by 4.55pm - thanks to Powells Florists of Abergavenny. Early on Sunday, by 8am, I had prepared the scene and swept and cleaned it, in the advent of his family wishing to visit and pay their respects. By 9am, on Sunday morning, I was already in contact with Gwent Police Traffic dept, to convey to the next of kin that I had also placed a small temp' area near where their loved one lay, as a place of focus for their grief. That was in the form of a Crucifix and a set of brass candlesticks. Glyndwr was not alone in his final moments, I was there and was praying for him. I was not allowed near him, but I was inches away, praying whilst at the same time, helping others. I hope this brings you as a family some comfort at this time. His passing in such circumstances has deeply upset me, and I dread to think what this has done to you all. May God bless you, and may Glyndwr , in the mercy of God, rest in peace. Julian Tapping, Paws2Remember.co.uk paws2remember
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1:33am Tue 30 Oct 12

del price says...

it does restore our faith in man kind thankfully there is more good people in the world than bad god bless
it does restore our faith in man kind thankfully there is more good people in the world than bad god bless del price
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7:57am Tue 30 Oct 12

Gill33uk says...

RIP Young man, such a tragic waste of a life, thoughts to your family
RIP Young man, such a tragic waste of a life, thoughts to your family Gill33uk
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10:10am Tue 30 Oct 12

Aquarius says...

My condolences to the families of these gentlemen.

My thoughts are also with the emergency services who attended the scene.

Most specifically my thoughts are with the ambulance staff who attended, people with families of their own, who did their best.
My condolences to the families of these gentlemen. My thoughts are also with the emergency services who attended the scene. Most specifically my thoughts are with the ambulance staff who attended, people with families of their own, who did their best. Aquarius
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9:05pm Tue 30 Oct 12

corpamassive says...

R I P fellow motorcyclist .
R I P fellow motorcyclist . corpamassive
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