Four charged with manslaughter of Pontypool cyclist
9:41am Tuesday 22nd October 2013 in News
FOUR people have been charged with the manslaughter of a 63-year-old Pontypool man who died in August.
Cyclist John Reeder, from Pontnewynydd, was found on the roadside after falling off his bicycle, sparking a 12-hour police investigation at the scene.
Later that month an in quest heard how Mr Reeder died of “blunt trauma to the head”.
The four people arrested following his death, three men aged 18,19 and 23 and a woman aged 19, all from the Pontypool area, are due to appear before Newport Magistrates Court this morning charged with manslaughter.
Mr Reeder, a horse trainer, was a popular figure in the Pontypool area and was regularly seen riding his bike or walking ponies around.
He was originally from Yorkshire, but lived in Ponthir before moving to Tan-y-Coed, Pontnewynydd a number of years ago.