Biker who died after A465 crash is named as Gwent police community support officer, Alwyn Pritchard

TRIBUTE: PCSO Alwyn Pritchard

TRIBUTE: PCSO Alwyn Pritchard

First published in News
Last updated

A BIKER who dies on the Heads of the Valleys Road near Abergavenny is named as Alwyn Pritchard.

The 53-year-old motorcyclist died as a result of a crash on the A465 just after midnight on Saturday.

Mr Pritchard, who was from Nantyglo, was a Community Support Officer with Gwent Police and had been working with Usk Neighbourhood Policing Team for six years.

Mr Pritchard's family said today: "Alwyn was a beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother and uncle. He was a caring and loyal man, respected by everyone who met him. No words could ever describe how much he meant to our family and friends. He was an outstanding role model and made an impression on so many people throughout his life in the police force and as a foster parent.

“He was our rock and we will try to live up to his expectations and wishes. Nothing will stop the pain we are feeling and although we can never bring him back, he will live on in our fond memories and in our hearts. We are truly heartbroken.

“If there is anyone that has any information about the accident, no matter how small, please come forward"

Chief Constable Jeff Farrar said: "Alwyn was a committed, kind and conscientious Community Support Officer and was a valuable part of Usk Neighbourhood Policing Team. This is a tragic loss and he will be sadly missed by the Force, his colleagues and of course the community. Our condolences remain with Alwyn's family"

The collision between the motorcycle and a car occurred westbound on the A465 between Llanfoist and Gilwern.

A 37-year-old man and a 34-year-old woman were arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and have been bailed pending further enquiries.

Anyone who may have witnessed the collision is asked to ring 101 quoting log 11 23/08/14.

Comments (2)

Please log in to enable comment sorting

12:11am Wed 27 Aug 14

Risca1 says...

Top bloke - our condolences to the family.
Top bloke - our condolences to the family. Risca1
  • Score: 7

12:53pm Wed 27 Aug 14

Angeleleven says...

God Bless you and your family. Our brother (age 24) was taken from us in a RTA nearly 20 years ago. It simply destroys everyones lives. May you all have the strength and courage to face the future together. To every single driver out there CONCENTRATE no phones, no eating, no drinking, no laughing chatting or singing with your mates in the car, You and you alone are in control of that vehicle and you are in control of your actions.
God Bless you and your family. Our brother (age 24) was taken from us in a RTA nearly 20 years ago. It simply destroys everyones lives. May you all have the strength and courage to face the future together. To every single driver out there CONCENTRATE no phones, no eating, no drinking, no laughing chatting or singing with your mates in the car, You and you alone are in control of that vehicle and you are in control of your actions. Angeleleven
  • Score: 3
Post a comment

Remember you are personally responsible for what you post on this site and must abide by our site terms. Do not post anything that is false, abusive or malicious. If you wish to complain, please use the ‘report this post’ link.

Send us your news, pictures and videos

Most read stories

Local Info

Enter your postcode, town or place name

About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree